As a part of the World Food Day observance, the All Manipur Nupi Marup (AMNM) today submitted a six point chartered memorandum to the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Distribution of the state to consider and to take necessary action against unreasonably price hike essential commodities in the market.
The memorandum which submitted to the minister through DC, Imphal West demanded to implement the National Food Security act in the State of Manipur with immediate effect. It demanded to make Public distribution System effective and avail the food items to all the families with subsidized price.
AMNM urged government to keep some of essential commodities under government’s control. The women association also asked to abolish the forward trading and to take measures to stop the hoarding for curbing the manipulation and maximization of prices and maximization of profits.
It also urged concern authority to held regular meeting with Chamber of commerce to check the prices and smooth available of essential commodities including food items. The memorandum demanded to encourage and promote the culture of consumer activism and allow the Non-government organizations (NGOs) to initiate the activities of curbing and checking the prices of essential commodities and de-hoarding the go-down of business tycoons/agents periodically.
A large group of women took out a procession before submitting the memorandum to the DC.
Talking to media persons, regarding the charter of demands, women in the procession said, being homemakers, womenfolk are the person to experience the pain of price and the hardship to manage the square meal of the day in each and every family.