PAMPORE: Tehsil Administration Pampore carried out a market checking drive in the Saffron Town Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.
The drive was conducted at the directions of Tehsildar Pampore Zuber Ahmad Bhat to curb the hoarding and profiteering markets in Saffron Town during the holy month of Ramadan.
The joint team of the Revenue department and Municipal Committee Pampore led by Naib Tehsildar Pampore Javaid Ahmad carried out a market checking drive at Drangbal, Khrew Chowk and Namblabal Pampore on Friday.
Various business units including Kiryana, bakery shops, mutton shops, and chicken and vegetable vendors were checked during the inspection and erring ones were imposed fines.
The inspection team checked the quality, hygienic condition, expiry and rate lists of food items and other essential commodities.
The checking was conducted after reports that some shopkeepers are charging exorbitant rates in this holy month of Ramadan, officials told Kashmir Reader.
“We were receiving complaints from many quarters that vendors and shopkeepers dealing in essential commodities have hiked prices of vegetables, meat and other essential items,” Tehsildar Pampore, Zubair Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader, adding that acting on the complaint they carried out a market checking drive at Pampore town and Khrew town.
The Tehsildar Pampore appealed to shopkeepers and vendors to follow government-approved rates and display rate lists at their shops.
“Action, as warranted under law, will be taken against defaulters,” he said.