Yogi Orders Crackdown Against Hoarders, Profiteers Fleecing People During Festive Season festivals
Lucknow, October 23 (TNA) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered stern action against unscrupulous elements involved in profiteering, hoarding, and artificial price-hikes to ensure the availability of food items to people at officially prescribed rates during the festival.
The government has taken this step with the objective of controlling edible oil prices and adulteration during the festive season. Chairing a high-level meeting on Saturday, the CM directed the officials.
“The prices of ediblecoils, vegetables, and pulses have seen a high jump all of sudden. The stock limit has also beencfixed in this regard by the Government of India. Strict action should be taken against hoarderscby conducting raids,” the chief minister observed and said.
The CM also ordered the Department of Food and Civil Supplies department to take serious cognizance of every complaint of adulteration in food items in view of festivals and take actionagainst them.
He said that it is the priority of the government to provide maximum relief to the people by maintaining prices of food items at an affordable level and directed for closely monitoring hoarding and profiteering tactics by unscrupulous business elements.