People's participation is an effective means of market intervention, Speaker G. Karthikeyan said here on Friday. He was speaking after carrying out the State-wide launch of Consumerfed Christmas fairs.

Underlining the vital role of agencies like Consumerfed in curbing price rise and making available quality products at affordable prices, the Speaker said the government was vested with the responsibility of taking care of the needs of the people. 

Adulteration of food products was a subject of global discussion. The need of the hour is to supply unadulterated food products. Government officials should work with dedication to achieve this, the Speaker said. In his presidential address, Transport Minister V.S. Sivakumar said there were no complaints of inflated prices this Onam due to the intervention of Consumerfed. The government was aiming for an equally satisfactory Christmas season, he said. As many as 3,000 Christmas stalls will be set up in the State.