Commission issue to be raised with Delhi CM, says Bragta

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Shimla, Mar 27 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister Narinder Bragta today assured the House that the government will raise the issue of six per cent commission being charged by fruit dealers from horticulturists of the state with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and seek locking of the amendment in the by laws.

Replying to a question by Subhash Manglat (Congress), he said, however, in the absence of any solution to the problem the government would chalk out its future strategy in due course.

Mr Bragta said the commission agents were continuing to levy six per cent commission from horticulturists of the state despite a notification by the Delhi Government Agriculture Distribution Directorate that commission would be charged from the buyer and not the seller.

However, the notification had not been implemented till date, he added and said the government would initiate steps to resolve the problem.

He said it was only due to the efforts of the then Dhumal Government that the notification was issued in 2000, while the previous Congress Government did nothing after that then exchanging letters with the Congress' Delhi Government.

Intervening in the debate, former chief minister agreed that six per cent commission being charged by the fruit dealers in Delhi was wrong and said that the opposition was willing to extend its support to the government to stop this practice.

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