Severe punishments for over pricing: CM Chandra Babu Naidu
Author: Desk July 13, 2017
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu said that there will be severe punishments for retailers and middle men involved in black market trading across the state. CM Chandra Babu Naidu while spoke to officers from civil supplies, horticulture, agricultural departments along with officers of vegetable markets and District collectors in a video conference from his residence on Wednesday. He said that the officials should keep an eye on the civil supplies and vegetable rates and should take severe action against the people involved in over pricing of them. He also said them that there should not be a deficit in the vegetables and civil supplies in the state. He asked them to make efforts in increasing the production of oil seeds, pulses and vegetables. He asked the officials to encourage the farmers in taking up vegetable cultivation and provide them vegetable seeds at a subsidy rate along with the fertilizers for free.
CM Chandra Babu Naidu has asked the civil supplies officers to keep an eye on the daily prices of the civil supplies. CM Naidu has asked the officials to use market intervention technique if required to keep a balance on the civil supplies as they did in onion pricing last year. He asked the Horticulture department and Vegetable market officials to work accordingly in stabilizing the vegetable market. He asked the officials to buy the tomato for Rs 52/kg from Madanapalli farmers and sell them at a subsidized rate in vegetable markets. Officials informed CM that low productivity was the reason for increase in tomato price. CM told the officials that farmers should get a good price and the consumers should not bear the loss. Civil supplies Minister Patipati Pula Rao while speaking said that they are keeping a track on the civil supplies prices before the GST and now. He asked the officials to keep a track on the Shopping malls and multiplex’s who are selling drinking water bottles and cool drinks above the MRP and punish them. Civil supplies marketing Chief Rajashekar, Agricultural Department Commissioner Mallikarjuna Rao, Horticulture Department Commissioner Chiranjeevi, Raitu Bazar CEO Ramana Murthy and Officers from the civil supplies department were present during the Video conference.