Acute food shortage in Kashmir, no essentials

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Srinagar, Jun 29: People in the Kashmir valley are facing acute shortage of essential commodities, including vegetables, milk and bread because of strike for the past six days.

Most affected are the outside labourers and others who are purchasing essential commodities on daily basis as the shops in the entire valley, particularly in the city and inner areas remained closed for the past six days.

People in almost all the areas in the city complained about the shortage of vegetables and milk because of the strike.

Vehicles carrying vegetables and milk from villages to city daily could not operate because of strike and disturbances.

However, in rural areas no shortage of essential commodities was felt because of enough local production. In some villages the prices of milk and vegetables went down as these could not be transported to the city.

Vegetables being imported from outside were almost totally out of stock.

Local vegetables are also not available because of closure of the shops.

Due to closure of hotels and other restaurants, tourists and Amarnath pilgrims were facing difficulties.


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