Tura(Meghalaya), June 17: Social activist, Nilbath Marak, has submitted a complaint to the deputy commissioner over the price rise of essential commodities in the town of Williamanagar in East Garo Hills (EGH), especially meat.
While the displayed rates of beef and pork are Rs 250 per kg and that of chicken being Rs. 220, the rates being charged from customers are higher.
“Beef and pork sell at Rs 300 per kg, while chicken (broiler) sells at least at Rs 250. I have been witness to this fact in the Williamnagar Market area,” said Nilbath in a complaint to the DC yesterday, Jun 16.
The activist complained that prices of essential commodities were increasing on a daily basis and the procurement of such items was going beyond the reach of the common man.
“If we ask them to sell at the prescribed rates, they straightaway refuse to sell to us,” said Nilbath while asking for the matter to be looked into by the administration for the sake of the people of the town of Williamnagar.