KATHMANDU, April 22: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Dilendra Prasad Badu has directed the authority concerned to make market monitoring effective.
Stating that there has been an increasing trend of price hikes and creating artificial shortage of most essential goods in the market lately on various excuses, Minister Badu directed the commerce, supplies and consumer protection committee to effectively monitor the market.
This comes after consumers started lodging complaints against price hike of various essential goods, said the ministry's secretariat.
Minister Badu called Department's Director-General Lila Prasad Sharma at the ministry and directed him to carry out consistent and effective monitoring of essential goods price, quality, inventory and sales and also the status of sales and distribution of daily consumptive goods.
Consumers are hit hard by unilateral decisions of big industrialists and entrepreneurs to hike prices of essential goods including food items.