Nagaland

Zunheboto District Consumer Rights Organisation Inspects Shops for Price Hike

Zunheboto District Consumer Rights Organisation Inspects Shops for price hike

Kohima, April 26 (NEx): The Zunheboto District Consumer Rights Organisation which was newly launched in Zunheboto District led by its president inspected all the shops in the town on April 25th, 2021.

The CRO informed that there have been some rumours of another lockdown which might be imposed and the shopkeepers in the district are hiking the prices of all the grocery items all of a sudden, for which, the team undertook the inspection. The team also ensured that all the shops are following all necessary COVID-19 SOPs.

President CRO Zunheboto, Anthony L Aye said that the CRO in Nagaland was formed in 2019 and on March 15th, 2021 it was launched in Collaboration with the District Legal Service authority in presence of the Deputy commissioner Zunheboto.

Speaking about the inspection, he said the team has initiated a surprise check on all the shops in the town for checking all the shops for maintenance of necessary COVID Safety Protocols and to ensure that the shopkeepers are not hiking the prices illegally and cheating on the customers, and also that they do not indulge in hoarding.

They also created awareness among the shopkeepers and to take strict action against those defaulters who are not going according to the normal prices. The team also took clear assessment of all the prices and that they do not hike the prices later on. It also warned of disciplinary and legal action against the defaulters.

Aye further said that many awareness programs will be carried out and to enforce the COVID Protocols on all the shops and also the awareness and advisory is being given to the shopkeepers and for those not following the same will be reported to the higher authorities to initiate necessary action against the defaulters.