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Lockdown: Punjab Min warns strict action for overpricing of essential commodities

Chandigarh, Apr 1 (UNI) Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Wednesday warned that stringent actions against people indulging in overpricing of essential commodities during the lockdown imposed due to outbreak of COVID-19. Mr Ashu ordered to intensify the ongoing state-wise raids to check the problem of over pricing and also directed all the field officers to ensure that the sale of essential commodities must be done strictly at the MRP prices or below MRP reflected on the packaging of the goods accordingly. Already 15 establishments in Pathankot had imposed a penalty of Rs 35,000, after irregularities were detected during raids conducted by the fields officers along with the staff of legal Metrology, the Minister disclosed. Source:


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