Ujjain : Spiraling prices of essential commodities including vegetables, fruits, wheat, pulses, tea, milk, and now the favourite of Malwa region ‘Sev’has left a bitter taste for the residents, as for almost all of them the thali is incomplete without Sev. People belonging to the low and middle income groups have been especially hit by the rise in prices of Sev and Namkeen as many of them are still dependent on it as their one time food supply.

Recently the Sev Namkeen Traders Association decided to increase the price of their commodity not with Rs 5 or 10, they raised the prices directly to Rs 20 per kg. Now the Sev, which was available for Rs 140 per kg will now be made available at Rs 160 per kg. Public is surely affected with the rise in prices of articles of daily use. The middle class does it still well, but poor people find it hard to pull on their daily lives with prices of all essential commodities rising beyond their reach. The salaried class is not affected much because of the high prices as due to fix raised every year due to the rising price index.

 Residents said such a steep increase in the price is not good, the administration and Food and Drugs Department should intervene in the matter and keep tab on the price rise of the commodities.

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