RAWALAKOT: With the arrival of Ramadan, inflation has increased sharply in the overall Azad Kashmir, Rawalakot, and Poonch districts, the flour supplied from local mills has become scarce, and relief announcements from the government have also continued gradually.
According to the survey report of “Dharti“, the prices of vegetables, fruits, and other food items that were fixed before Ramadan have gradually increased from 20 to 30% since the 1st of Ramadan.
Fruits including bananas, apples, and melons have also increased. In this way, the prices of vegetables, especially tomatoes, have more than doubled. Flour supplied by local mills has become scarce, one of the reasons for the wheat supply. The strike of the contractors is being reported.
Now, this strike has ended due to government negotiations, but the supply of flour could not be restored. It may take two days.
Meanwhile, the Azad Kashmir government announced relief on flour in the month of Ramadan, but so far the citizens have not been able to get any relief in this regard.
In May, administrative officers visited the city to check the prices, but they did not have any market price formula to estimate the artificial increase.
They have demanded from the local administration to take all possible steps to stop hoarding and control the artificial increase in prices.