SRINAGAR Taking serious note of reports regarding price hike of essential commodities during the holy month of Ramzan, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday directed department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Legal Metrology to start intense market checking across the city on daily basis and take strict action against profiteers and black marketers who are selling meat on exorbitant rates.
He asked Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other concerned officers to send daily report to the Divisional Commissioners office with details of market checking along with names of profiteers and black marketers and action taken against them.
The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the progress of Market checking drive across the capital city.
The meeting was informed that FCS&CA department has checked 1330 establishments and shops in which they recovered Rs 3,36,350 penalty besides Legal Metrology department booked 207 challans in which they recovered a fine of Rs 2,25, 550 from erring shopkeepers.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the officers to enforce all shopkeepers to display their rate list in their shops.
The meeting was further informed that with regards to redressal of grievances, people can log into department websites jkfcsca.gov.in, capdkashmir.nic.in and feastjk.gov.in/jkgrams. Department has also dedicated Toll Free Numbers for filing of complaints which are 1967 and 1800-180-7011. People can get more information on the social media by visiting Face book Page of Department of Food, Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs Kashmir and following Twitter Handle of the department which is Director_FCSCAK.
Mutton dealers allege losses due to highway closure
As the highway remained closed for the second consecutive day Friday, the mutton dealers here claimed to have suffered a huge loss worthy lakhs of rupees as many of the livestock have died on the way.
The highway was closed for second straight day on Friday today due to the landslide at Digdol area of Ramban district.
Mehraj-ud-din Ganie, General Secretary of All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Association told a local news agency that though the highway is closed from Thursday but their convoy was detained on the highway since Monday.
He added that due to the stoppage of their trucks on the highway, they have suffered a huge loss worth lakhs of rupees, saying that though the exact details are not known to them but average is that at least 10-15 livestock are dead in every truck heading towards Kashmir.
Ganie said that at least 150 trucks are stuck on the highway and there was almost Rs three lakh loss in every truck, saying that some of the trucks stranded have taken route of Mughal road to reach Valley.
He added the trucks heading towards valley through Mughal road will reach here by evening.