Minister urges business community to refrain from blackmarketing

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Patna, May 13 (UNI) Bihar Food and Consumer Protection Minister Narendra Singh today urged the business community to refrain from blackmarketing of food grains leading to steep hike in the prices of essential commodities.

Speaking here in a meeting organised by Bihar Chamber of Commerce (BCC), Mr Singh appreciated the commendable job done by the business community.

He also urged them to refrain from blackmarketing of daily commodities, which results in starvation and crisis of foodgrains for the poor.

He said price hike as a result of inflation in global market must not be a cause of worry for us as it is bound to happen with the GDP growth since it also increases the standard and cost of living.

He maintained, ''we, the people, irrespective of differences on the basis of caste, creed, region, religion and profession should work for humanity instead of fulfilling our narrow intrests, then only we could imagine of a welfare state, fulfilling the aspirations of the common people which was also the vision of Gandhian democracy and the main objective behind freedom struggle''.

Also speaking on the occasion O P Shah, BCC President highlighted the role of industries and industrialists in the making of a developed Bihar.

Mr Shah promissed to extend support from business community to the state government for development of the state and said he expected all logical support from the administration in the smooth running of business affairs in the state.

Mr Shah also requested the minister for the reformation in the consumer forum to check irregularities.

Later responding to a query, the minister assured transparency in the affair as the matter was under scrutiny by a committee headed by a High Court judge.

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