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Meet to deal with fish pricing

A high level meeting in Dispur on Monday is set to discuss a slew of measures to effectively deal with the anomalies in eggs, fish and chicken pricing.

To be presided over by Chief secretary PP Verma, the meeting would be attended by the finance secretary HS Das who unearthed the anomalies. Das in his letter to Verma revealed that fish, eggs procured in water price with the help of the government are being sold in exorbitant prices in the markets. He said that an egg is procured for Rs 1.04 is sold for Rs 4.50 in the open market. Same it is in the case of the Andhra Pradesh fish which is available for Rs 20 per kg to be sold at Rs 200 in the market.   

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