“Prevent investors’ entry in retail trade of commodities”
TIRUCHI: Members of the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) launched a campaign at Milaguparai in the city on Monday, protesting the rise in the prices of essential commodities and petroleum products.
They raised slogans urging the Central and State governments to take immediate action to check the soaring prices.
State secretary of NFIW P. Padmavathi said that the Centre should prevent the entry of major investors, both domestic and foreign, in the retail trade of commodities.
The Centre should also ban online trading practices in food produce and edible oil.
This apart, Essential Commodities Act should be strengthened to check exploitation in edible oil and food produce markets.
She said that the inflation had left the people in the lurch and urged the State Government to sanction at least 10 kg of rice to all the card-holders.
The campaign, she said, was the first phase of the agitation to create awareness among the masses of the impact of inflation.
It would be followed by an agitation in front of the Central and State Government offices in November and ‘jail bharo’ in December.
Chairman of National Control Committee of CPI R. Nallakannu and party State secretary D. Pandian flagged off the campaign from Periamilaguparai.