Introduction and Background
Following the price hikes and supply bottlenecks of essential commodities which arose following the panic buying spree experienced during the weekend of 22-24 September, 2017,
Cabinet on 2nd of October 2017 resolved to set up a Special Cabinet Taskforce on Stabilization of Prices and Supply of Essential Commodities. The Taskforce’s mandate was to come up with measures to resolve the challenges in the short, medium and long-term.
2The Inter-Ministerial Taskforce comprises of the following 13 Ministries and 6 Departments: