Dimapur, April 23: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has directed all shops and business establishments not to indulge in hoarding, warning that if any shop or establishment is found indulging in hoardings, it will be sealed and the goods handed over to the administration for free distribution.
The trade body also informed that it will monitor the market round the clock with the help of the administration and Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) and take direct complaints from the public.
The DCCI also assured the public that there is sufficient stock and that no one should worry about any shortages.
Reacting to reports about price rise in certain essential commodities like mustard oil, cooking oil and pulses and hardware items like MS Rod and cement all over India in the last few weeks, the DCCI warned traders not to hoard and resort to unnecessary hike in the rates of these products in particular.
DCCI further requested all the traders to comply with the SOP given by the District Task Force and directed all shops to ensure social distancing, insist on wearing masks (both customers and shopkeepers) as well as provide hand sanitizers in their respective shops.
DCCI firmly believed the onus of fight against Covid 19 does only reset with government and administration alone, therefore it encourages all the civil society and individuals to support the effort of defeating the disease, it said.
In case of any grievances, the public have been requested to WhatsApp their complaints to 9436002945, 9402022222 and 7005526728.
DMC: Dimapur Municipal Council has informed all traders/shop owners under its jurisdiction not to indulge in any unfair/illegal/unethical practices whatsoever such as hoarding or unauthorized increase in price of commodities taking undue advantage of the Covid-19 situation in the State.
It also directed them to strictly adhere to the SOPs and other directives issued by competent authority.
The DMC further requested the public to contact the DMC office for specific complaints in this regard though helpline numbers: 9862929908/6009533234/7005697120.
(Page News Service)