Nepal monitoring market

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Kathmandu, Oct 7 : Nepal Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam has said the government has started effective monitoring to check the soaring price of essential commodities in the urban centers.

Speaking at an interaction organised by the Nepal Reporters' Club here on Monday, Gautam said the government has started taking strong action against those involved in black marketeering and illegal hoarding. It would supply food stuff directly by helicopter to areas in the remote hills with dense human settlements.

"The government has decided to subsidize transport costs in such districts and also mulling over running shops in the remote hill districts to supply food items at cheaper prices," he added.

Earlier, he said that integration of the Maoist combatants into the Nepal national army would be accomplished without any hassles.

"We will soon form a special committee as per the constitutional provision. It will decide whether to integrate all of the PLA or those who fulfill certain parameters into the Nepali Army," he added.

He said integration would be carried out in such a way that none of the parties would feel humiliated.

He also dismissed possibilities of a collapse of the current government.

"There is no alternative to this coalition. Any possibility of government's collapse arises only when there is an alternative," he said.

He also said the government has started work to ensure the rule of law, good governance and a corruption-free society and claimed that there have been tangible results in the past one month.

Gautam said that the security situation in the country will be brought to the full satisfaction level within the next six months, Kantipur reported

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