KU laments price crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

DIMAPUR, APR 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/8/2020 12:21:57 PM IST

Konyak Union (KU) through its media cell has alleged that people in Mon district were made to pay much higher price for various items owing to “uncontrolled existence of black market in Assam”.

KU said the present crisis was not confined to the pandemic alone, adding that the pandemic itself was also creating social disorder due to “uncontrolled abnormal price rise.”
KU said prices have inflated by 35% due to escalations in Assam and cited parimal rice which has shot up to Rs.37 per kg within a week after lockdown as against Rs.27 per kg pre-lockdown period.
It claimed that the rise in price was due to existence of “numerous and unaccounted black market” in the neighbouring Assam that was causing “drastic artificial inflation.”
The Union (KU) has appealed to the state government to intervene and take up the issue with Assam government or central government.
KU through its media cell also appealed to all business agencies/individuals to abstain from taking advantage of current pandemic. 
The Union has also made a strong appeal on the minister and advisor in-charge of Mon district to immediately take up necessary measures in controlling price rise of essential commodities. 
It also called upon all the civil society organisations to voice out grievances.


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