The rise in the prices of essential commodities has become a very serious issue. The daily necessities of life are becoming costlier with each passing day. Prices of wheat, four, rice, pulses, sugar, vegetable oil and other basic necessities of life have touched new heights. In fact, there is no limit to galloping prices. The steep rise in prices has severely hit the poor and middle class people. They groan day and night under crushing weight of rising prices. The government must realise that price line is the life line. Big businessmen and hoarders store things in their godowns and create artificial shortages in the market. This leads to an increase in prices. Shopkeepers and traders must be ordered to put price lists of essential commodities. Black marketers and hoarders must be dealt strictly. Much food should not be wasted in parties and marriages. People should understand the value of simple living and observe it in their daily life.
Md Rustam Parwez
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)