Kupwara :- The residents of district Kupwara has alleged that despite govt has issued fixed rate list of essential commodities, but the shopkeepers are not adhering it and selling on high price.
The Kashmir is under lockdown after the outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 the essential supplies were asked to remain ready for masses. the reports reached to Kupwara Times that shopkeepers are selling these items on high price.
The Assistant Director Food Kupwara has issued order of rate list with negotiable rates, and appealed all stake holders to keep vigil.
A resident Waseem Ahmad told KT that he bought a chicken of Rs 140/kg whole as govt rate is Rs 90.
The prices of essential commodities have touched sky and concerned department failing to take any action in this regard, said Shahid Wani local resident of Kalaroose.
The prices of essential commodities has increased to manifold due to the prevailing situation but it is unfortunate that the authorities concerned have failed to act against the norm violators said Pir Azhar a local resident of Kralpora.
Another resident Parvaiz Ah posted on face book, said that they have to pay with increase of almost 20% to 30% more on every items.
“It’s going to be really hard in coming days. Prices of vegetables and fruits were already high and now rice, pulses and flour are also costlier.”
Residents of Saiwan, Shartmuqam, Maidanpora, Cheepora, Krusan of Lolab complained that shopkeepers are demanding 140 per KG of broiler chicken despite Govt rate is Rs 90 per Kg and sanitary hygiene items are not available.
Similarly residents of Ramhal , Gagal & Surigam area including adjoining area are shortage of all basic commodities like vegetables fruits and there is dearth of LPG cylinders.
Zuhaib Shah resident of Drugmulla said, no free ration for BPL holders are being provided to consumers despite Govt announced.
The residents of Aloosa, Panzgam, Milyaal, Vilgam, Hirri, Haihama, Halmatpora, Gudsina, Lalpora, Warnow , Affan , Bejbehra and other adjoining area complained that people are without money from last 2 weeks and demanded authorities should depute mobile ATM vans inorder to debit cash for sustain daily end meets.
The residents have appealed administration of redressing their genuine demand at the earnest .
A government official didn’t want to be named, told Kupwara Times that they are monitoring the situation and keeping all items ready on fixed rates. The violators will be dealt strictly.