Women organisation urges DC to intervene on price-rise in Churachandpur

The women organisation stated in a letter to the DC the sudden skyrocketing prices of essential commodities following the state government's announcement of total lockdown in Manipur.

The Women Collective against price rise, Churachandpur joint women organisation, have urged the Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur district, Pawan Yadav, to intervene and take action against the unchecked price rise of essential commodities in the district amid the pandemic. 

The women organisation stated in a letter to the DC the sudden skyrocketing prices of essential commodities following the state government's announcement of total lockdown in Manipur.  

The rise in price of essential commodities and hoarding of food items has become a “practice” whenever there is lockdown, blockade or bandh in Churachandpur. Immediately after announcement of lockdown or curfew, essential items were unavailable in shops and retail outlets, the CJWO stated.

The letter also stated that non-local businessmen in town areas, suppliers and retailers would stock up food grains and refuse to give them out for sale. And after a couple of days these stocks will be sold at higher, exorbitant price to the consumers. 

The CJWO mentioned in the letter to the DC the prices of some essential items like - price of potatoes rose from Rs 30 to Rs 50 per kg and rice, which used to be sold at Rs 1000 per bag of 25 kg is now sold Rs 1200 per bag after the lockdown was announced and these prices have remained unchecked. 

 

First Published: July 30, 2020, 3:59 p.m.