BANDUNG - In an effort to maintain price stability and availability of staples ahead of Eid al-Fitr 1440 H / 2019 M, the West Java Provincial Government through the Office of Industry and Trade (Disperindag) of West Java Province, takes strategic steps, such as monitoring prices in several traditional markets and holding cheap subsidized market operations.
According to Head of Industry Deed of Disperindag West Java Province, V.E. Sriwidayanti, every morning it takes routine primary data on basic commodity prices in five traditional markets around Bandung, such as Kosambi, Kiaracondong, Andir, Baru and Sederhana. "The data we obtained is distributed to the West Java Regional Police Food Task Force, Bank Indonesia, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade and the West Java Provincial Secretariat Economic Bureau," he said in the 27th Jabar Punya Informasi (Japri) event at Gedung Sate, Bandung City (21 / 5/2019).
In addition to taking primary data, it also took secondary data from the trade sector in each agency in 27 regencies / cities throughout West Java. Then, other data from the department that handles food in West Java Province. "All of our data is collected so we know the price development of basic needs," he said.
Then, the Disperindag also carried out subsidized cheap market operations this year with a budget value of Rp 20 billion, for 215 poor households in 27 West Java cities / regencies. "At this time we have done half of it," he added.
Subsidized commodities include 6 types of basic needs, namely premium rice, cooking oil, chicken eggs, chicken and beef and sugar. "The price of premium rice is Rp. 6500 / kg, sugar is Rp. 7000 / kg, cooking oil Rp. 7500 / kg, domestic chicken eggs Rp. 14,000 / kg, race chicken meat Rp. 18,500 / kg and frozen beef Rp. 40,000 / kg. "The total subsidy for each date house is poor at Rp 162,000," he explained.
He hopes, with this low-market operation, it can help people who really need it and can feel the Eid al-Fitr. "Hopefully it can be useful," he said.