DC reviews prices of essential commodities

SUKKUR: Deputy Commissioner Khairpur Mohammad Nawaz Sohu has said that due to effective price control mechanism and the measures taken by the district government Khairpur, prices of essential commodities have stabilized to some extent.He said that overcharging of even single penny will not be tolerated in the price of flour, pulses, vegetables and other eatables.

He was presiding over a meeting of price control committee to review prices of essential items, said a statement Monday.

He directed that special attention be paid to maintaining a balance between supply and demand of essential items as well as stability of the prices and no effort be spared in the provision of high quality food items to the masses at fixed rates.He said that besides heads of concerned departments will also be accountable in this regard.

He said that he will personally preside over the meeting of District Price Control Committee for monitoring the prices of essential commodities and their supply and demand on daily basis.

He directed the Additional Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners and Mukhtiarkars to pay regular visits to the markets and concerned departments should perform their duties efficiently to show positive results.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the District Officer Agriculture to submit an effective plan for increasing the area of cultivation of pulses as well as safeguarding the production of farmers. He said that farmers be facilitated in the direct sale of their products in agri-markets.The Deputy Commissioner also directed that a report be submitted in the next meeting regarding progress on the project of kitchen gardening and the results produced so far. He said that all wings of food, livestock and agriculture departments be fully activated. He said that the staff of agriculture department should promote awareness about cultivation of vegetables.

He also directed Labor officers and District Food Controller, Khairpur to ensure effective checking of weight and measures and stern action be taken against the elements involved in short measuring.He said that a briefing be given in the next meeting regarding the measures taken for controlling adulteration in food items.