BANDUNG–Ramadhan and Eid Al-Fitr had always been the highest point of inflation in Indonesia, including West Java. But this inflation could be controlled if the stock of foodstuffs were available in a safe amount.
Head of Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) of West Java, Dony Herlando, said that this April became the starting point to prepare the inflation to face Ramadan and Eid that fell on June.
"April is a critical time to prepare the food commodities, so the stocks can be sufficient. All parties must intervene to anticipate the moment of annual inflation on Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr," he emphasised in Bandung, Monday (17/4).
According to him if the government if the government raised the price of electricity or fuel, inflation was likely to happen. However, to curb the inflation so it would not too high, then the availability of stocks of foodstuffs must be prepared.
"Ramadhan and Eid Al-Fitr are the peaks of inflation and it has routinely occur. But the aim is to suppress the inflation," he said.
Meanwhile, Bank of Indonesia (BI) of West Java would help by providing food stocks that always became the trigger of inflation. Thus, several agricultural clusters had been built and began to be planted on this April. For example, the cluster of chilli was in Garut regency. Jo