Directorate of Consumer Rights Protection has conducted surveillance operation in onion market in Comilla. At this time, two shops were fined 25,000 taka for irregularities. This campaign was conducted in different markets of Comilla city from Tuesday morning.
At that time, the supervisory officials collected the stock information and sales information according to the receipts from the shopkeepers of Comilla’s large wholesale market Chawkbazar.
Assistant Director of Consumer Rights Comilla warned the shopkeepers in the campaign. Asadul Islam gave instructions to sell onion at fair price. Otherwise, he said, if there is a discrepancy between the onion purchase receipt and the sale information, a fine will be imposed.
At the end of the operation, the assistant director of the Directorate of Consumer Rights Protection, Comilla. Achadul Islam said, ‘I supervised at least 30 shops in Comilla market. We have tried to match purchase receipt and sale receipt of onion with them. Two shops were fined 25,000 rupees due to mismatch between purchase and sale during the operation.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner held a meeting with Comilla’s wholesale onion traders at the Deputy Commissioner’s office. In the meeting, onion traders were also instructed to sell onions at a fair price.
After the inspection, General Secretary of Comilla Shop Owners Association Atiq Ullah Khokon said that the price of onion will come down below Tk 100 from tomorrow. Onions will be sold to buyers by miking if necessary. However, care should be taken to ensure that no one can make illegal stockpiles.