Food stock running low
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 05: With the indefinite economic being called by ANSAM along the National Highways having completed 16 days already, the present stock of food stuff in the market has dwindled and may last for only 5 to 10 days.

On the other hand the Government has decided to fix the quantity of petrol to be released to the general public through the retail outlets with effect from today.

When contacted by The Sangai Express today, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Imphal Vijay Patni disclosed that the present stock of foodstuff in the Imphal market especially the essential commodities would last five to ten days at the maximum.

This was ascertained during a survey conducted by the office bearers of the Chamber of Commerce on the stock position of the foodstuff in the market following report of variation in the prices of the goods in the market, Vijay informed.

However, the stock piling of sugar and rice at the godowns of FCS would last for over 3 months, he said, adding that the reported arrival of 70 goods laden trucks at Imphal would also be reviewed.

If the Government takes up the task of escorting the stranded vehicles frequently, then there would be no apprehension of running out of stock of foodstuff considering the small population of the State, he observed.

He suggested that the stock difficulty may be eased to a large extent if the Moreh market and its route (NH-39) is not disrupted.

Vijay asserted that the whole sellers at the capital do not indulge in hiking the prices in the name of economic blockade as they are having mutual and sincere relations with their customers.

Meanwhile, in view of the difficulty being faced in lifting Petroleum products from outside the State due to the ongoing economic blockade, State Govt has decided to release fixed quantity of Petrol (MS) to be sold to the general public at retail outlets with effect from tomorrow.

Issuing an order in this connection, Commissioner (FCS) Kh Dinamani said only 3 litres of petrol would be issued to each 2-wheeler, 5 litres to each 3-wheelers and 10 litres to each 4-wheeler.The order also made it cleared that the vehicle owners should bring their vehicles and no petrol would be issued to persons carrying containers.

The retail outlets would also be maintaining a register wherein vehicles numbers, types and quantity of Petrol sold would be noted down.

The daily opening and closing stock of petrol issued would be reported by the CSI/FCS deputed by the Director/FCS to the Commissioner (FCS) every day at 3.30 pm.

However, no petrol would be issued on Sunday.

On July 6, 4 KL each would be issued to Khurai Service Station, Khurai; BB & Co, Sangaiprou; Imo Filing Station, Moirangkhom; Jas Gas, Uripok; Highway Petroleum, Tera Bazar and Imphal Oil Agency, Chingmeirong.

However, 8 KL of Petrol would be released from Govt depot.

On July 7, 4 KL each would be released through Krishna Das Service Station, Keishampat; Krishna Premi Oil City, Moirangkhom; Kusum Service Station, Nongmeibung; Singh & Co, Mantripukhri and Ibochou Service Station, Kakwa.