Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Ramesh Dhawala disclosed said that sufficient supply of essential commodities has been made in advance for the difficult areas of Pangi, Keylong and other tribal areas.

Dhawala directed the field officers to conduct raids and keep a strict vigil against profiteering and hoarding and asked them to initiate strict action against those found guilty. He said that strict vigil should be kept to check black marketing and other irregularities in the supply of LPG in the State. He asked the District Controllers, Food and Civil Supplies Department to work out coordination with the concerned oil companies to check the misuse of domestic cylinders for commercial purposes. He further said that Field Officers must ensure that every LPG dealer was distributing LPG in compliance with the route chart, which should be displayed in the concerned LPG agency for the convenience of the consumers.

Dhawala reiterated the State Government’s resolve to ensure the allocation of food items from the Centre and is taking up the matter with Central Government earnestly. He said that it should also be ensured that rate lists were displayed in every Fair Price Shop and this be made essential.

The Minister asked the officers to conduct periodical inspections in the eating joints located alongside the Highways and ensure that the traders were not demanding more than the listed prices from the customers. He further stressed upon the need to book such traders involved in unlawful practices.