Dimapur traders’ union warns business community not to hoard commodities
Dimapur, April 23 (EMN): The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Friday warned the business community in the city not to indulge in hoarding, saying that it would take stern action on defaulters.
The DCCI warned through a press release that any shop or business establishment, if found indulging in hoardings, would be sealed and “goods will be hand over to the administration for free distribution”.
The organisation said that it will monitor the market round the clock with the help of the administration and DMC and take direct complaints from the public, adding that they would be reached via WhatsApp at mobile phone numbers — 9436002945, 9402022222 and 7005526728 – for any grievances.
It also assured the public that there is sufficient stock of commodities and there is no need to worry about shortages.
“Meanwhile, there are reports about price rise in certain essential commodities like mustard oil, cooking oil and pulses and hardware items like ms rod (mild steel rod) and cement all over India in the last few weeks; the traders are warned not to hoard and charge unnecessary hike in the rates of these products in particular,” read the press release.
The DCCI went on to request all the traders to comply with the SOP issued by the District Task Force. “All shops must ensure social distancing, insist on wearing masks (both customers and shopkeepers) as well as provide hand sanitisers in their respective shops,” it stated.
Stating that the onus of fighting Covid 19 does not only rest with the government and administration alone, it urged all the civil society and individuals to support the effort of defeating the disease.