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People desperately wait for return of normalcy in Dausa

The normal life in this district is badly hit with the people now pinning hope on the government to resolve the crisis.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2007 13:06 IST

Marred by the on-going clashes between Gujjars and Meenas, normal life in this district has been badly hit with the people in Dausa now pinning hope on the government to resolve the crisis.

While prices of essential commodities have touched astronomical figures, water supply in the city has also been affected.

"Milk is being sold as high as Rs 40 to Rs 60 per litre while tomatoes are priced at Rs 40 per kg. Other commodities of daily use too are not coming to the city," Vikas, a local resident, claimed.

Prabhu Agrarwal, a wholesale dealer of groceries, said, "We have not got the goods since last Tuesday when the Gurjars began their agitation and blocked roads. This is the reason why prices have gone up."

The Gujjars have also damaged the main pipeline which supplies water to the whole city. The district administration, along with the locals, has procured a couple of 250-litre capacity water tankers to supply water.

The shopkeepers and others are selling their products at higher prices, Prince a hotel owner said, adding the problems faced by common men have been overlooked in the fight between the two communities.

Some social activists have opened free food centers in the town for truck drivers and passengers who have been stranded, but that too is unable to bail the people out of the crisis, said Radheyshyam, a teacher in a government school.

Interestingly, the Gujjars and Meenas who have locked horns with each other to safeguard their rights, are catering to the needs of the city by taking up their daily businesses.

First Published: Jun 04, 2007 12:57 IST