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Rising food prices in Kohima
Published on 14 Jan. 2010 12:51 AM IST
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Unprecedented increase in the prices of essential commodities has become biggest headache for every housewife. With the sudden shooting up of price of sugar and milk products during the recent past, the price of even a cup of tea and coffee, which was Rs.5 earlier, has soared to Rs.10. Sugar, which cost Rs 40 per Kg earlier, had suddenly shot up to Rs 50 recently. Similar was the case on the prices of almost every essential commodity, commonly used for the kitchen menu. A bunch of any local green vegetable which earlier cost Rs 10 had shot up to Rs 15 or Rs 20. “I don’t know how I’ll manage my kitchen”, said a worried house wife. She recalled that a 50 Kg bag of Andhra rice cost somewhere Rs.700 last year, has now shot up to about Rs 1000. Even in Dimapur the prices of vegetables and other eatables have skyrocketed and adding more misery to the consumers particularly the low income group. The fast escalation of prices of essential commodities or in other words devaluation of money in the state, compounded by an array of illegal collections in the name of donations, taxes and extortions prevailing in the state is taking toll on the daily lives of common man. It is often seen that the price variation grows wider and wider as essential commodities enter from the neighbouring Assam state to Nagaland and go deeper. Correspondent

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