Bihar: Price hike adds 'salt' to the wound; priced at Rs 100 a Kg?

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Salt is priced at Rs 100/Kg in Patna
Patna, Nov 15: First it was onions, then potatoes and now salt. Bihar has now come to the fore with alleged rumours that salt is now being sold at Rs 100 a Kg (in the black market) due to acute crisis. The government, however, denies the rumours clearly even as thousands rushed to the nearby market to preserve stocks.

While the consumers were on a buying frenzy, the shopkeepers too were astounded. One of them, for instance, claimed that he had to buy extra stock to suffice the increasing demand for the same.

Shyam Razak, Bihar's Food and Civil Supply Minister, however claimed that these were rumours and appealed to the people not to buy salt from the black market by paying double or triple.

According to, blaming the opposition party for the rumours, he said,"I have asked the concerned officials to inquire into rumours and take action against those found responsible for it. I asked DMs to carry raids if necessary against black-marketing of salt" said the minister .

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