Wokha: The consumer rights organisation (CRO) Wokha district visited Merapani along with the district administration and Lotha Hoho to meet sand suppliers regarding the supply, sale and sand adulteration in the district. 

Discrepancies regarding the sand quantity were one of the biggest concerns expressed by all parties. While the suppliers and stockiest at Merapani expressed that 400 cubic feet of sand are loaded into each truck transported to Wokha sand dealers, the officials said trucks entering Wokha town do not meet the quantity. M Abel Enny, President, CRO Wokha, revealed that trucks entering Wokha Town carry around 360 cubic feet as per the technical measurements made, but the trucks entering Wokha town are being charged for 400 cubic feet.

he sand quality was also a major concern, the CRO said, adding that sand adulteration would not be tolerated under any circumstances. 

The imbalance in supply, sale and adulteration of sand only benefits stockists and suppliers, but negatively affects the common public. 

Following the meeting, the Merapani suppliers sought seven days to work on the recommendations and suggestions. The CRO requested all concerned individuals to extend their support and cooperation.

The CRO also added that any complaints or imbalances in the market the matter can be sent to the office of CRO, Wokha via their media cell.

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