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Sgr Admin conducts market checking in city parts ahead of Muharram

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SRINAGAR: In order to prevent any profiteering and black marketing in Srinagar District during the Holy month of Muharram, the Special Market Checking teams of District Administration Srinagar Monday conducted intensified market checking in various parts of the City District particularly Shia populated areas. 

The drive was conducted on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad to curb the practice of illegal profiteering in markets and ensure all essential commodities are sold at Government approved rates as per the quality standards with sufficient availability of consumables.

The major drive was conducted by the market checking team headed by Tehsildar Eidgah, Ishfaq Ahmad Khan which inspected a number of markets in Zadibal, Hawal, and Alamgari Bazar in the Tehsil Eidgah during which several erring shopkeepers were booked for failing to maintain the quality of food items, not displaying rate lists of essential commodities, selling expiry products, besides indulging in practices of illegal profiteering and sale of underweight products.

Similarly, the team headed by Tehsildar Panthachowk, and Rakib Ahmad also undertook a market-checking drive in Pandrethan, Zewan, and other adjacent areas of the Tehsil and inspected various shops.

In Shalimar, Arbal, Chandpora Harwan areas in North Tehsil, the market checking was also conducted under the supervision of the Tehsildar concerned Kaiser Mehmood.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad stressed on owners of all Business establishments to maintain the quality and standard of essential commodities and ensure all essential commodities are sold at Government approved rates. He asked the Market checking squad to continue the drive on a regular basis in months ahead as part of pro-consumer measures.

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