Delhi Govt mulls over new legislation to control price rise

Last Updated: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 23:35

New Delhi: Delhi government is seriously
considering a new legislation to control price rise of various
essential commodities.

This was stated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at
a function here.

"Delhi Government is seriously considering to formulate
an Act to control price rise of various essential
commodities," Dikshit said.

She also said Delhi government is awaiting permission
from the Centre to strengthen Essential Commodities Act to
control hoarders and black-marketers.

Noting that her government was using all efforts to
provide maximum relief and reducing burden to people, she said
the government`s aim was to sell `atta` and 10 kinds of pulses
to mitigate inflationary trends in food items.

"Wholesale and retail price of wheat and atta have shown
a sharp increase in the last few months for which Delhi
government has taken a major step to provide atta and pulses
at a less rate to open market.

"Government is offering nutritious atta in 10-kg bag at
Rs 139 against Rs 189 in open market," she said.

Dikshit further said the Weights and Measures Department
has started surprise checking and ensured sale of essential
commodities in a vigilant manner.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 23:35

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