SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday expressed its concern over the issuance of maximum retail price (MRP) list for bakery and confectionary items without any consultations with the stakeholders, thereby depriving the local establishments of putting forth their viewpoints on the same. The chamber also expressed concern over the continuous harassment of leading establishments on ‘flimsy pretexts’.
In this regard, a delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Javid Ahmad Tenga called on Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Ashraf Mir here.
The chamber, according to a statement, sought the minister’s attention towards the inclusion of many products in the list which do not constitute essential items. The chamber apprised the minister that “nowhere in India were these prices being regulated by the government and “the issuance of such a rate list would adversely impact the interests of the local establishments”, the statement read.
The minister assured the delegation that no harassment would be carried out and said that detailed consultations would be held with the stakeholders before any price list was finalised. He said he would “actively consider keeping the present rate list issued under Order No. 100-DFCS & CAK, dated 24-02-2018 in abeyance for the time being”, it further read.