Palembang, The Indonesia Post – Acting (Pj) Governor of South Sumatra Agus Fatoni visited the market related to dealing with inflation in South Sumatra Province at the Palimo Market in Palembang, Sunday, (15/10/2023).
Also present at the inspection were the Heads of OPD within the South Sumatra Provincial Government.
“Today we confirmed the prices of basic commodities in order to handle inflation. After reviewing earlier, the prices of chicken, beef and goat meat fell. Likewise, the price of eggs was stable, but there was an increase in the price of rice,” said Fatoni after inspecting the market.
Regarding the increase in rice prices, Fatoni said that Bulog continues to supply so that rice prices can be stable. And later a cheap market will be implemented to stabilize prices. The reason rice prices rose was due to high demand while stock was limited.
“Elnino also has an impact on reducing agricultural productivity. So we will optimize market operations. And I have also appealed to all regions to carry out market operations and continue to coordinate with related parties,” he explained.
Demand and supply which are still unbalanced need to be stimulated so that stocks are sufficient, namely by holding a cheap market and immediately renewing stock.
On that occasion, Fatoni reviewed several basic food ingredients, including eggs, chicken, beef, rice, vegetables and coffee. (mhn/ril)