Hyderabad: Commissioner for Civil Supplies C.V. Anand directed officials to take steps to monitor prices of essential commodities.
Anand said necessary measures should be taken to keep prices of rice, onion and edible oil under control. Civil Supplies officials should check prices of essential commodities daily wise and also district price monitoring committees should organize meetings regularly to keep check on prices.
He warned against hiking price by creating shortage of commodities by unauthorized stocking and moving them to black market. He requested the representatives of the Onions, Edible Oils Dealers Associations and President of Rice Millers Association to co-operate by taking initiative and give information of black marketers.
The Commissioner met with representatives of the Onions, Edible Oils Dealers Associations and President of Rice Millers Association on Monday at Civil Supplies Bhavan.
He said during the last 2 to 3 months taking the advantage of shortage of onions the dealers have hiked the onion prices and it is very illegal. They are certain complaints of hike in rice price also.
The Government of India requested the State Government to implement the stock limits on onions so that there should not be any hoarding of onions.
The licensed dealers shall store the stock as the guidelines which are for Category ‘A’ Cities (having population of 10 lakhs) 75 quintals; Category ‘B’ areas (all urban areas) 40 quintals; Category ‘C’ areas (all rural areas) 30 quintals respectively. Commissioner said excessive to this quota strict action will be taken on the dealers.
One of the representatives of the onion dealers informed Commissioner that in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat states onions will be cultivated in larger scale and due to heavy rains in recent times, there is a problem of crop damage and transport to Telangana. At present onions are being sold at Rs. 25 Kg and the situation is coming under control.
The Commissioner suggested Chief Rationing Officer Balamaya Devi to conduct meeting with onion dealers of Malakpet Area and with the Officials of Marketing Department to see the dealers bring maximum quantity of onions from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat states and sell in the state, so that there will be no shortage of onions during the festival season.
Monitor on Edible Oils prices
CV Anand ordered officials to keep check on the Edible oils which are at now at steady level, but as coming is festival season there are chances of increase in the prices by dealers, mainly on the unauthorized storage of edible oils and increase in the prices.
Special Rice sale counters at Rythu Bazars and Market Yards
The Commissioner informed that complaints of gradual increase in the price of rice in the open market due to hoarding of unauthorized storage of Sanna Biyyam stocks by the rice millers and requested to take stringent action against the illegal rice holders.
He requested the rice millers to supply the sanna biyyam at Rs. 40 per Kg by opening Special Counters at Rythu Bazars and Market Yards.
He directed the Joint Commissioners to issue necessary orders to the District Collectors also instructed Chief Rationing Officer for opening Special Counters each at Rythu Bazars and Market Yards to supply of Sanna Biyyam at Rs. 40 per Kg through so that the price of rice will come down and it will be within the reach of common man. (INN)