Goods are sold higher than the govt fixed rate
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 27 2011:
Even though AMSU is continuing its agitation against price rise, the shops and establishment in Imphal are selling essential goods at the rate fixed by the Imphal Bazar business community, which is much higher than the price fixed by the government itself.
When Hueiyen Lanpao went for an inspection of the price of essential commodities in shops at Imphal Mashjid road, Thangal bazaar and other markets in Imphal area, it was found that the price of essential commodities was not sold at the rate as fixed by the state government's Price Fixation Committee.
They were selling the goods at the rate fixed by the business community of Imphal bazaar area at their convenience.
The present rate at which the essential commodities are sold are: onion at Rs 40/kg, potato at Rs 35/kg, mangal mapum at Rs 38/kg, kangtak at Rs 41-43/kg, musoori at Rs 52/kg, chana at Rs 55-58/kg, arhar at Rs 62/kg, moong at Rs 85/kg, badam at Rs 98/kg, sugar at Rs 26/kg, edible oil at Rs 90/ltr, palm oil at Rs 81.33/ltr, rice at Rs 20/kg(Punjab), Rs12-12.50/kg(Hariyana), Rs 24/kg(Andhra Pradesh), atta at Rs 20.55/kg and maida at Rs 21.66/kg.Basanta, shopkeeper in Imphal bazaar said that big businessmen in Imphal bazaar sell goods at high price.
As a small businessman, he has to buy the goods at high price.
At times the big businessmen even refused to sell the goods if they were asked to reduce the price.
They (small businessmen) have to sell the price at higher price as they had brought the same at a higher price from big businessmen.
Meanwhile, Suresh, a daily bread earner said that due to the ongoing economic blockade the price of essential commodities has risen sky high.
Nothing could be bought with the mere amount he receives as a daily wage.
He appeals to the government to come out with a solution and save the people like him from further suffering.