Amid Covid-19 outbreak sudden price hikes in Ganderbal Villages
By: Umar Raina
GANDERBAL: As the entire Jammu and Kashmir, confine due to the threat of cronavirus and lockdown, people have been surrounded by their own wars, on the other hand, the prices of food items have increased by the shopkeepers and Vegetables sellers who have put people in trouble.
According to the details, People of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, including Ganderbal, Wusan, Kangan, Bonyzil, Harripora, Kangan, Murgund, Gund, Rayil, Kullan, Gagangeer told Valley Online on phone that on one side the district administration is claiming that people will be provided better facilities in these hard days, but all the promises of the district administration are only visible in the papers.
Locals said that edible prices have added more problems to the people in this lockdown.
They added that due to the COVID-19 disease and lockdown, people are sitting at home from last few weeks especially labourers, and financially poor people do not have food and other etable items and there is not enough money available also to buy it on high prices as some shopkeepers are robbing consumers.
Locals alleged that Vegetables like Potatoes are sold per kg 40, Tomato 40 rupees per kg, Peas 50 to 60 Rs per kg, Onions per 50 kg are being sold to consumers.
They said that the department of consumer affairs and public distribution checking squads are not visible anywhere, in these areas due to which some shopkeepers are taking advantage of lockdown.
A local resident Ghulam Rasool said that Wholesalers in Parimpora Srinagar Mandi themselves hike the Vegetables Rates and shopkeepers are returning to consumers by increasing it further.
According to the locals, they are already worried about the danger of the Coronavirus and the district administration is not paying attention to problems common people.
When Valley Online contacted Food inspector Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmed he said that he will take action in this regard.
He said whoever found guilty strict actions will be taken against them.