working effectively in controlling the prices of essential commodities

– 6 thousand 365 cases have been registered across the state
– Minister of State for Civil Supplies Kodali Nani
Gudivada, Sep 7: State Minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao (Nani) has said that the Department of Weights and Measures is working effectively to control the prices of essential commodities in the state. Minister Kodali Nani reviewed the measures being taken to control prices at Krishna District Gudivada on Tuesday. On the occasion, Minister Kodali Nani said that the central and state governments had imposed lock-down sanctions during the first wave of Corona in March last year. He said the weights and measures department had taken all measures to ensure that there was no shortage of essential commodities anywhere in the state. He also said that spot checks were carried out on illegal stocks of essentials from time to time. He said that in support of the Corona disaster, traders were asked to co-operate with the government in preventing the sale of essential commodities at exorbitant prices. With daily inspections, MRP has registered cases across the state against shops for committing other violations.
The Department of Weights and Measures was working efficiently even in the corona second wave. It would respond immediately to complaints of MRP, other violations and illegal stockpiling of essentials and would not hesitate to take action against those who commit irregularities. Individuals and companies that use weighing and measuring instruments are required to submit their equipment to the Department of Weights and Measures on a regular basis and have it sealed and sealed according to the prescribed standards. It is a legal offense to use weights and measures without proper seals. We are looking at the proper implementation of the Package Commodities Rules. He said it was registering cases by conducting surprise inspections on shops committing MRP, other violations. He said a toll free number has been made available for the affected consumers to complain to the Weights and Measures Department if they sell anywhere at high prices.
Meanwhile, in the first five months of the 2021-22 financial year, It had conducted inspections at various stores across the state and registered 6,365 cases of MRP, other violations. So far in this financial year, 550 cases of MRP and other violations have been registered in Srikakulam district, 598 cases in Vijayanagaram district, 932 cases in Visakhapatnam district, 560 cases in East Godavari district, 409 cases in West Godavari district, 674 cases in Krishna district, 631 cases in Guntur district, 377 cases in Prakasam district. Kodali Nani said 203 cases were registered in the Nellore district, 348 in Chittoor district, 409 in YSR Kadapa district, 261 in Anantapur district and 365 in Kurnool district.