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Sunday, November 1, 2009

BVEDCDC urges government to check price rise

KARIMGANJ, Oct 31: The Barak Valley Economic Development Council Demand Committee (BVEDCDC) (Karimganj Branch) has demanded immediate measures to be taken to check price rise of essential commodities. In a memorandum sent to the chief minister through the Karimganj deputy commissioner on Thursday, the committee demanded drastic action to be taken against black marketers and unscrupulous businessmen who are earning huge bucks as a result of the price rise situation.

The demand committee also urged the State Government to implement the public distribution system (PDS) in the district properly by supplying essential commodities adequately to ration card holders for both above poverty line (APL) and below poverty line (BPL).

Narrating the poor condition of the national highway 4 and 151, the committee stated in the memorandum that both the roads had become risky for travelling and that accidents were on the rise on these highways. The committee, therefore, demanded the State Government to take immediate steps to restore the condition of these two highways.

The demand committee has also expressed its happiness over the Assam Government’s decision to set up the third engineering college at Mahakal (Nirala). The committee stated in the memorandum that the Karimganj district administration had furnished a favourable report about the infrastructural facilities of the upcoming college.

It was also reported that availability of government Khas land for the establishment of the college was known to the Karimganj district administration. The committee, therefore, demanded immediate approval from the government to begin the construction of the proposed college at the earliest.

The memorandum was signed by Barak Valley Economic Development Council Demand Committee president Jyotirmoy Das, general secretary Jyotish Purkayastha and others. THE SENTINEL

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