Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has issued a fervent appeal to both wholeseller and retailer associations to advise their members to observe self-restraint and collectively decide not to charge more than the prices fixed by the Government.
Ganai, who is Advisor in-charge Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, made this appeal in light of possible disruptions on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due to the forecast of intermittent rains over the next few days and the holy month of Ramadhan. He said the Government would take all proactive steps to ensure that people do not face any hardships in the availability of essential commodities during Ramadhan.
The Advisor further stated that the prices have been fixed after taking into consideration all market forces which leaves no room for an undue spike in the prices of essential commodities. He warned that strict action will be taken against those wholesellers and retailers who shoot up prices abnormally and violate the rates fixed by the government.