Shops come out with price lists
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 24 2011:
After prices of all commodities have skyrocketed following the 55 days old economic blockade on highways leading to Imphal, Imphal Bazar business community has started displaying price lists of commodities in accordance to instructions from the Government to this effect.
The Imphal Bazar business community submitted a price list to the Government through Imphal West DC on September 22 .
The Imphal Bazar business community also recommended allowing retailers to sell goods by adding 10 per cent to the wholesale price and the same recommendation has been put into practice in most localities.
However, retail prices vary in places like Thoubal, Bishnupur, Imphal East, Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Senapati, Tamenglong and Chandel in accordance to variation in transport fares.
With the arrival of more potato laden trucks yesterday, potato would be available at retailers at Rs 20 per Kg.
This was Rs 2 lesser from the price proposed by the Imphal Bazar business community a few days back.
However, some commodities like mustard oil, pam oil and gram are not available in wholesalers as these items are no more in stock.
One wholesaler said that the stocks for onion, dal, wheat flour and rice were quite low.
Prices of some commodities as sold in retail shops of Imphal today were Rs 20 per kilogram of potato, Rs 48 per kilogram of onion, Rs 26.50 per kilogram of parmal rice, Rs 29 per kilogram of sugar and Rs 48 per kilogram of wheat flour.
Notably, AMSU has been campaigning against hiking prices of essential commodities in the name of economic blockades.