Tripura chief minister Deb has expressed serious concern over the sudden rise in prices of onions and potatoes. Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has made clear that the state government will not tolerate black marketing. Yesterday, the chief minister said all the district administrations of Tripura have been directed to take action against those who have illegally kept essential commodities like onions and potatoes.
Nenow.in/north-east-news quoted Deb as saying: “Suddenly, some traders have artificially increased the price of potatoes and onions. All district administrations have been directed to take action against the stockholders.”
The state government has decided to provide food packets to 700,000 families under the ‘Chief Minister Covid Special Relief Package’. Along with other food items, three kilograms of potatoes and two kilograms of onions are also being provided under the package.
However, due to the increase in the price of potatoes and onions in the local markets, the state government has decided to transfer the money for three kilograms of potatoes and two kilograms of onions directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
“The move is aimed at giving a lesson to the stockers and black marketeers,” Deb said.