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Flood ends but price hike hits hard

There  has been steep rise in the prices of essential commodities in the post flood scene much to the utter disappointment of the common people who blame it on the middlemen.

The soaring of food prices is triggering no less anger among the commoners in Kokrajhar where many people have yet to get out of the blues.

The businessmen attribute the rise of vegetable prices to the crisis in the source. But the real picture is different where the farmers have been bearing thr brunt.

A glimpse of the market suggests very grim picture if it is seen  in Kokesjhar where the price of potato goes up to Rs 20 per kg. Cauliflower is sold at Rs 90 while Rs 35 is required to pay for cabbage per kg. On the other hand, Chilly prices have crossed Rs 70 per while brinjal is sold at Rs 35 per kg,

The common people in the district further blamed the administration alleging it's failure to deal with the situation.

‘We expected change (paribortan) in the state as BJP had formed the government beating the from of paribortan. But we the commoners have not seen any change,” said a local resident in the town.

 

 

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