Deputy commissioners (DCs) have been asked to remain vigilant so that no one can manipulate the price of daily essentials during the month of Ramadan, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said on Wednesday.
The minister said this while talking to reporters after the fourth meeting with DCs at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.
"I have asked them to take strict measures so that no one can take advantage of the price of necessary items during Ramadan," he said.
He also asked to remain aware of consumers' rights.
"The assistance of DCs is needed to expand the trade and many have alleged that they failed to get fair prices of rawhide during Eid-ul-Azha. Please take necessary steps in this regard," he said.
Replying to a question about monitoring the daily essentials markets, Tipu said that the DCs have been asked to implement all steps taken by the government.
The three-day annual conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) began on Tuesday.
This time there will be a total of 26 sessions, including 20 working sessions, with various ministries at the DC conference that will end on Thursday.