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Mess in Markets: ‘People deserve a people friendly Director’

Meat per kilogram is being offered at Rs 650 and 710 whereas hen per kg is offered at Rs 155 to 170


Srinagar, Could 20: The Meals, Civil Provides and Shopper Affairs Division, often called Division of Meals in widespread parlance right here in Kashmir Valley is nearly in hibernation whereas making the most of this hibernation, butchers and hen sellers are looting folks on this pandemic promoting meat and hen at extraordinarily exorbitant charges.

Regardless of the claims to have arrange particular worth management squads to test profiteering on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the bottom scenario within the Valley’s markets converse completely different language, the place the butchers and hen sellers are dictating their very own costs and put enormous embarrassment to the native folks

All this is happening below the nostril of authorities. There may be full absence of market regulation. Meat per kilogram is being offered at Rs 650 and 710 whereas hen per kg is offered at Rs 155 to 170. The speed prescribed by Meals Division is Rs 400 for meat and Rs 110 for Rooster.

In Khayam space some meat sellers are promoting meat at exorbitant charges inside bakery outlets. Some are promoting contained in the premises of homes. “Everywhere the situation is same. When I asked a butcher in Nowpora, why he doesn’t follow government rate list, the butcher said they get only couple of days in a year to earn something. This is disgusting,” stated a social activist Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan.

Because the information concerning the loot unfold within the space on Wednesday, couple of individuals approached police station, and accordingly police swung into motion and arrested a number of butchers. A police official confirmed the arrest of few butchers in Nowpora, Khayam space.

“If authorities wish, nobody can dare to loot consumers, but alas the department of Food is in deep slumber,” stated a client.

This Reporter visited many areas of Srinagar metropolis together with Khayam, Nowpora, Khohankhan, Dalgate, Safakadal, Habakaldal, Rajouri Kadal, MR Gunj, Batamaloo, Sanatnagar and Mehjoor Nagar. All over the place, hen sellers and butchers have been promoting meat at greater charges. “At Kawdara a chicken sellers was selling chicken for Rs 170/kg. Nobody was questioning him and when I told him the rate fixed by government is only Rs 110, he said they procure chicken at higher rates at poultry farm. Before taking any action against us, take the owners of poultry farms to task,” he stated.

The Eid is approaching and there’s none who can take motion towards these ‘greedy’ butchers and hen sellers. This pandemic is popping out boon for butchers, hen and vegetable sellers and distributors. “Vendors have found a innovative method now. They are selling fruits, vegetables, meat and chicken in load carriers. They park these load carriers anywhere and sell their products at exorbitant rates.”

The message which reads: “Purchase Rooster at Rs.110 per Kg solely as per the rules of Authorized Meteorology Division (LMD) and Shopper Affairs & Public Distribution (CAPD). If anyone promoting Rooster at greater costs, you may contact on LMD: 7006209784 or CAPD: 7006944295 is viral on social media.

The CAPD quantity 7006944295 comes both switched off or busy whereas the variety of LMD disconnects the telephone on first bell.

Insiders instructed KNT that Meals Division has grow to be negligent and is completely callous in the direction of the issues of the folks. “Earlier, the market checking squad was robust and there was a proper mechanism. That is over now and people have been left on the mercy of God.”

A scribe stated that there was a time when the title of Director Meals was on the lips of everybody and he was a identified determine. “The incumbent Director lives in ignominy and can’t be seen on ground. The staff of this Director is so arrogant that they rebuke an ordinary man when he complains about the market situation,” he stated.

Confirming the conceitedness and rudeness of workers current in Director’s workplace, Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan stated that he was rebuked by an worker when he requested for the cell variety of the Director and second time he once more referred to as and complained about mess in market, the receiver of the telephone after listening his question banged telephone on him.

He stated folks want a people-friendly Dirctor in Kashmir.(KNT)

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