Tirupati, Mar 30 (UNI) Sea-Salt used mostly by middle class and poor people, became costly, due to scarcity in the temple town, following recent torrential rains at costal Andhra Pradesh.
According to sources, salt contained by the evaporation sea water at costal-belts was washed out due to heavy rains at Nellore and Prakasham District, from where salt was being transported here and neighbouring towns in Chittoor District.
Now the retailers were selling salt at double the price for a 25 kg bag, as sold for Rs 35 by the shop-owners.
The public after seeing sign boards 'no salt' had no other alternative, but to opt for other salt varieties in market.
The salt price would be increased, if imported from Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
The people were already facing hardships, as all commodities, including edible oil, were badly affected due to increase in prices of sea-salt.
UNI XR KVV MIR KN2115