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Dimapur dist. civic bodies set guidelines
Published on 12 Nov. 2010 1:08 AM IST
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Civic bodies in Dimapur district today discussed several isswues pertaining to rates of various items and unanimously also adopted various resolutions at the joint meeting held at the DMC office.
The civic bodies included- Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Chumukedima Town Council (CTC) and Ad-hoc Town Council East Dimapur/Purana Bazaar . The discussions centered around artificial scarcity of brick, mixing of inferior quality of sand with superior quality and selling of perishable goods above the prescribed rate of civic bodies.
In a press statement, DMC advisor in-charge of rate control Atovi Zhimomi disclosed that the joint meeting made specific mention of the qualities and rates over various items.(See table for details).
The three civic bodies also unanimously resolved that all brickfields should maintain standard size of the brick i.e. 10 inches long, 5 inches wide and 3 inches thick.
Further, the meet decided to inform brick dealers not sell bricks above civic body prescribed rate – Rs. 4.20 per brick (A-class) and Rs. 3.50 per brick (B- class). It also maintained that reserving of bricks in false pretext of advance booking would not be allowed and that consumers be allowed to buy bricks directly from the brickfield.
“Anyone found violating any of the above mentioned directives will be imposed with heavy fine,” they cautioned, and said three councils would conduct joint inspections of brickfields from time to time.
With regard to alleged mixing of inferior quality of sand with superior quality and selling it at higher price, the meeting resolved that three councils would keep check on such activities and anyone found attempting to dupe the public would be imposed Rs. 10,000 as fine.
On purported report of selling of perishable goods above civic bodies prescribed rates, between 2 and half Mile and 6 Mile, the meet appealed to all village authorities from Darogapathar and Tenyiphe to enforce rates of perishable goods prescribed by civic bodies in the interest and welfare of the public and also to maintain uniformity.
Guidelines set for items and trade in DMU Dist.
Brick owners
No sub-dealer or stocking of bricks for re-sale on highways/anywhere other than the respective brickfields will be allowed.
The brick size should be: 10” x 5” x 3” (Length x width x thickness)
Will not be allowed to sell bricks above the Civic body prescribed rate
Cost of A class brick = Rs. 4.20 (per brick)
Cost of B class brick = Rs. 3.50 (per brick)
Consumers to buy bricks directly from the brickfields.
Hoarding of bricks (reserving bricks in the false pretext as advance booking will not be allowed)
Any individual violating the guidelines will be imposed heavy fine.
3 councils will conduct joint inspections time to time.
Sand dealers
Three councils will keep check on activities related to mixing of inferior quality with superior quality sand and selling at higher prices, those duping the public will be imposed Rs. 10,000 as fine.
Perishable goods
The three councils have appealed to the village authorities from Darogapathar to Tenyiphe to enforce the rates of perishable goods prescribed by the civic bodies to maintain uniformity.

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