Ujjain: With the skyrocketing prices of namkeen in the city, the cheaper snack, which the Ujjainites like most to take along with their meal, hardly finds place in their plates. Considering the sorry state, administration has asked the namkeen sellers to reduce the prices of namkeen.

Collector Kavindra Kiyawat chaired a meeting with city namkeen sellers at Brahaspathi Bhavan and asked them to cut down the prices of namkeen. Namkeen Sellers Association office bearers, retail and wholesalers were present at the meeting. Kiyawat referred the complaints which he received regarding the unnecessary hike in namkeen rates and told the sellers to reduce its prices.

Namkeen is being sold at Rs 180 to 200 per kg these days. Sellers have hiked the rates on their own without consulting the association. The rates of namkeen were decided to be Rs 140-160 in the last meeting.

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