Taking serious note of the plight of farmers in Manipur, the MSF said it will look into the price hike of essential items required for farming and agricultural activities.
The Manipur State Secretariat of the CPI-M strongly denounced the rapid hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.
As most of the commercial vehicles are run by diesel, prices of essential commodities is likely to soar under high transportation charges as a result of fuel price hike..
The prices of some items were found to be inappropriate as their wholesale rate is similar to that of the retailer price, Mani Ningthoujam said.
The prices of all essential commodities in the state are rising, making it more difficult for poor consumers to afford them, MSF general secretary Hijam Roshan said.
The practice of illegally increasing prices of goods in times of crisis has become a regular occurrence in Manipur, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) stated.
Youths in Manipur demanded urgent intervention by the government and submitted a memorandum to Governor Najma Heptulla against price hike
To give up and quit living, or to go on in pain. The questions loom large over several daily wage earners in Manipur struggling to survive as the going gets tougher for them with the passing of days.
The BJP government has raised the fuel prices adding hardship to the people who have been suffering enough during the pandemic, NSUI Manipur state convenor Bankimchandra Meitei said.
"This is one of the many ways to loot the public even when the global crude oil prices have been falling".
The PPCM said in a release that amid COVID-19 pandemic, the prices of most of the essential commodities are increasing tremendously.