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Food department closes down two shops in city


BY TC News Desk

Agartala: September 06. The surging prices of locally produced rice in the past two months has become a matter of concern among the residents, especially the poor ones.

Reportedly, it is learned that the food department officials as a part of their routine inspection temporarily closed down two rice shops at Maharajganja Bazar due to irregularities related to the prices of rice in the capital city today.  The officials restricted the sellers from selling rice until further notice from the authorities.

Officials said that in the past 15-20 days the price of rice in the market has increased, Based on this information this inspection was conducted on the orders of the Sub-divisional magistrate.

The officials informed that among these two shops, one shop was closed down as the shop owner Dijendra Lal Saha couldn’t show his shop’s license when asked for it. On the other hand, the other shop owner has 15 quintals of rice stocked in his shop but he also couldn’t show any reliable documents that would prove his business legitimate, he was asked to visit the Sub-divisional Magistrate office. Decisions will be taken as per the law.

Moreover, the officials said that such operations will continue in the future.

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