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Price rise hurts common man, Centre faces flak

Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, September 02, 2013
First Published: 09:25 IST(2/9/2013) | Last Updated: 09:30 IST(2/9/2013)

The soaring prices of commodities have not only upset consumers but also hit the market.

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The rise in prices of all the commodities, including petrol, diesel, vegetables, fruits, gold and silver, have created a new record.

In the last three months, petrol price has been increased five times and the cost of petrol has increased by approximately

per litre in this duration. Similarly, diesel prices have gone up by Rs. 3 per litre.

With inflation, there is a visible impact on the lifestyle of people. The markets are looking deserted.

A resident of Ayodhya Nagar, Naresh Udeniya (39), said the rise in price of every commodity is making it difficult for the common man to make both ends meet.

The sources of income remain stagnant but prices of commodities are increasing daily.

If one day petrol increases our hypertension, the next day vegetable prices worry us. Businessmen have blamed Central government for skyrocketing prices of commodities.

New Market Sarafa Association vice- president Manoj Agrawal said, “The Central government is changing the policy to control the inflation which created dullness in themarket. It is failure of the Central government. The inflation is creating very difficult situation for middle class people. Instead of introducing new policy, government should control the parallel economy to control the rise in prices of commodities. Middle class family hit hard due to inflation. The central government’s policies are failing in controlling the price but government has succeeded in creating troubles in the life of common man."

"The rise in price of petrol and LPG is unacceptable for us. The rise in prices of fuels and other commodities have affected the household budget. Earlier, I used to purchase commodities in excess to store things. But, now, I purchased according to current needs because market is fluctuating a lot. Inflation has changed our way of living. In last six months, our priorities have changed tremendously. We are in a fix. Before purchasing anything, we think twice. In the coming time, government would have to pay for it. Our sales are witnessing downslide for the last few days.”

Cema Solanki, ( 28), who lives in Chuna Bhatti, said, “Government should take some steps to control the price of LPG. Now, they are planning to increase the LPG price by R50 per cylinder. I don’t know what is the motive of the government.”

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