Srinagar, Nov 24 (UNI) Prices of almost all essential commodities, including milk, have increased in the Kashmir valley as authorities, busy with the assembly elections, failed to impose the price control.
The prices of a milk packet, being supplied by private milk federations, has been increased by one rupee per litre while on other commodities the hike is between Rs 3 to Rs 10.
However, some decrease was reported in the prices of mustard oil.
There was no change in the prices of meat, chicken and eggs which is being sold on higher rates against the government approved rates.
''How can government remain indifferent to the unjustified and unilateral increase by milk federations,'' said Abdul Ahad, a roadside vendor, selling second hand shoes.
Reiterating it, a shopkeeper at Barbar Shah near here said Khyber and snowcape milk federations have increased the rate of milk by rupee one per litre and this has not affected the sale of the milk in big way as people have no alternative, but the government remained a silent spectator.
However, there was no change in the prices from the milkmen who are coming from different villages and outskirts to sell milk in the city.
Meanwhile, the prices of local vegetables remained normal.
Interestingly prices of vegetables, being imported from other states, goes down a day before vegetable sellers fear that there will be strike or undeclared curfew next day.
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