Prices sky rocketing: PDP

Srinagar April 22:(KNS) People’s Democratic Party State sectarary youth Arif Laigaroo on Thursday said that the soaring prices of daily essentials, including edible oil, onion and vegetables, have added to the woes of the people amid COVID-19 outbreak.


He said said due to an increase in the price of the essential commodities, people are in a dilemma over what to buy and what not to buy. 


Laigaroo said that the shopkeepers are not adhering to the rates fixed by the FCS&CA and complaints of profiteering are pouring in from almost all the small and big markets of the Valley.


The customers he said that they have been raising the voice, but the department has failed to address the public inconvenience. The Government, which understands the financial conditions of the people, must ensure a strict check on inflation, he added. 


Laigaroo said that they are selling fruits and vegetables at their own rates with no fear. He said that Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department’s failure to conduct an extensive market check during Ramadan gave free hand to the erring shopkeepers.


No fruit and vegetable seller is displaying the rate list of items in front of their shops and roadside kiosks, leaving them with no choice but to buy the essential at an exorbitant price, the PDP leader said. (KNS) 

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