Khulna Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has started monitoring 22 kitchen markets in the city from Thursday during the holy month of Ramadan. The decision was made yesterday in a view exchange meeting with KCCI Directors and leaders of different kitchen markets held at the conference room of KCCI with its president Kazi Aminul Haque in the chair.
Aiming for prices of essentials in a stable state and the kitchen markets strictly to keep the supply of daily essentials during the month of Ramadan, the KCCI started monitoring in the kitchen markets, said Kazi Aminul Haque, President of KCCI.
"We have formed 14 different committees who will monitor 22 city's kitchen markets side by side to prevent and control price of essentials, weighing and food adulterations," he said.
The KCCI president said, "Earlier, we have exchanged separate views meeting with essential commodities exporters, leaders of different kitchen markets, businessmen and other stake holders ahead of holy month of the Ramadan.
In the meeting, KCCI president, asked all kitchen market traders to display price charts of the daily essentials on the display boards inside their shops, for not selling commodities without memos and at hire price and not giving underweight instead of real weight and not selling sub-standard 'Iftar' items.
Turning businessmen has committed in the meeting that they will abide the decision, said the KCCI president, adding that monitoring committees will remain alert to the concern trader who will violate the decision.
"If anybody will violate the decision, he will face the music. District administration, law enforcement agencies, Consumers Right Authority will have conducted drives in cooperation with KCCI," he said.
The KCCI also instructed all to keep the markets clean, especially at entry and exit points. The business leaders assured KCCI of following the instructions, he added.