Onsite monitoring was carried out to check groceries, pharmacies, fruit, and vegetables shops that were open during the ongoing prohibitory order in Surkhet.

A team under the coordination of Assistant Chief District Officer Rom Bahadur Mahat today carried out monitoring of pharmacies, groceries, vegetables and fruits shops.

Mahat said that they carried out monitoring to check whether black-marketing might be taking place by creating artificial shortage in the market during prohibitory period.

The team carried out monitoring of as many as 13 groceries and pharmacies and they found the price of edible oil and wheat flour had been increased, he added.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 3, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.