KATHMANDU, April 24: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection has fined the Katuwal Stores at Imadol Rs 200 thousand for selling salt to consumers for higher price than the declared price.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Taking advantage of the weak market monitoring, illegal businesses of food and medicine have been rampant even in the Kathmandu Valley and its adjoining locations, shows the report of the government authorities mandated to look after consumers' protection.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Department of Commerce Supplies and Consumer Protection has announced that it will monitor the market to control the recent chicken price hike. The retail price of chicken increased to Rs 410 per kg on Wednesday whereas it declined to Rs 375 per kg on Friday. A month ago, the retail price of chicken was Rs 360 per kg.
POKHARA, Dec 29: In a recent market monitoring, district administration of Syangja has found that there has been serious contamination in drinking water and adulteration in mustard oil, gold, and silver.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Department of Commerce and Supply Management is preparing to enforce a code of conduct for market inspectors amid growing complaints that market inspection teams are guided by vested interests.
The market is getting crowded. People are in buying spree for Dashain. And this is the time that shopkeepers tend to suddenly increase the price of everything. Price of essential goods like rice, lentils, oil, sugar and vegetables have already gone up. Their demand will increase in the coming days and weeks. In the absence of effective monitoring from the government, shopkeepers will go on a price hike war.