statesman news service
KOLKATA, 14 JUNE: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to install display boards in all markets where price of essential commodities, including vegetables, would be displayed.
The display boards will help the consumers to know the exact price of commodities and thus save them from getting deceived by dishonest traders. The price of various essential commodities, including sugar, pulse wheat, edible oil and rice will be displayed on the boards.
The decision to install the boards was taken today at a meeting convened by the municipal commissioner Khalil Ahmed at the KMC headquarters. Member, mayor-in-council (market) Tarak Singh, member, mayor-in-council (food adulteration) Partha Pratim Hazari, joint municipal commissioner and representatives of the Forum of Traders Organisation attended the meeting.
Municipal commissioner Mr Ahmed asked the representatives of wholesale traders not to earn more than 20 per cent profit on their wholesale price. The wholesale traders will have to submit a voucher to the retailers when they sell the products. The civic body has asked the representatives of Poultry Federation for setting up stalls in the KMC’s market by 18 June for selling meats at subsidised rate.
The stalls will come up in 10 markets of the KMC where meat will be sold at Rs 150 per kilogram. The stalls will come up at Kankurgachi, VIP market, Ultadanga, Lansdowne market, Gurudas market, Ramlal Bazar, Jadavgarh, Park Circus, Santoshpur Bazar, Purno Porno Bithika and SN Roy market in Behala.