Punjab government is to set up farmer markets and online home delivery system for providing food items, fruits and vegetables to the people of five mega cities
According to statement, s meeting of Taskforce for Price-Control was held at CM Office on Monday with Provincial Minister for Trade & Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal in the chair.
The meeting reviewed the performance of price-control magistrates; monitored the prices of essential items and implementation of the decisions made by the taskforce.
The meeting decided that 32-model bazaars and kissan markets, set up in various parts of the province, will remain open throughout the week to continuously provide food items at subsidized rates to the people.
Addressing the meeting, Mian Aslam Iqbal said that availability of essential items at all the divisional headquarters of the province should be ensured at fixed rates within three days adding that display of panaflex banners at shops should be ensured to apprise the consumers about the prices of items.
He warned the line departments to awake from slumber to fulfil their responsibilities and added that crackdown should be continued against hoarders and profiteers.
The minister said that work has been started on an online home delivery system for providing food items, fruits and vegetables to the people of five mega cities of the province through an online system.
Similarly, 30-kissan markets have been made activated in different districts to help the growers to directly sell their agri-produce. He said that the price of 20-kg flour bag has been fixed at Rs 808 and sugar price is fixed at Rs 70 per kg while the maximum price of ghee has been fixed at Rs 180 per kg.
It is the responsibility of the administration to ensure the sale of these items at fixed rates, added Aslam Iqbal. He directed that allotment of shops and other matters of vegetable market in Kaha Nau should be disposed of early along with bringing improvement in the market committee system.
The meeting was briefed that out of 16986 complaints lodged through Qeemat Punjab application, action has been taken on 15762 complaints.
Secretary Industries and senior officials attended the meeting while Commissioners and DCs participated through video link.