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Soaring prices of essential commodities: Rafi Mir seeks constitution of crisis management cell


Anantnag, May 15 (KNS): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief spokesperson and former MLA Rafi Ahmad Mir has urged the state government to control soaring prices of essential commodities in South Kashmir.

In a statement issued to KNS, Mir said that “the prices of essential commodities especially mutton, vegetables and fruits have gone sky high in the holy month of Ramzan while general public is suffering, the enforcement agencies have miserably failed to keep prices under control”.

Mir started that citizens on social networking sites have shared their concern during the holy month of Ramzan and even approached the government grievance cell, however there is no relief. Mir urged the government to address the ineffective control of agencies over the market and establish crisis management cell to check complaints of black-marketing and ensure smooth supply of essential commodities to the people.

He said it is unfortunate that the administration has failed to curb prices and act against the hoarders and black marketers. “The government is claiming sale of essential commodities as per rate list but the ground situation belies the claim. The state government should put in place strict measures to check prices of essentials as some elements take advantage of government’s ‘slumber,” he added. (KNS) 

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