TEZPUR, Oct 13: Citizens in Tezpur expressed strong resentment against the ever soaring prices of essential commodities in the local markets. The locals alleged that shopkeepers have been demanding high prices at their will in the absence of any regulations from the administration’s end. Notably, off late, the essential commodities have become dearer by 30-40% in the local markets in Tezpur.
Meanwhile, the Food and Civil Supplies Department informed that a wholesale price list of vegetables has been provided to the retailers, however, they are reluctant to accept the given rates. It has been learnt that the wholesale prices of the vegetables have been unchanged, but the greedy retailers and middlemen are the ones who have been charging high prices citing less demand.