“If you go to the Prime Minister’s Market and buy it, you will find that everything is cooked.”
The government claims that inflation has started to decrease as compared to August 2018, but on the other hand, according to the statistics agency, commodity prices rose sharply in January 2021 as compared to August 2018, citizens say. Are things getting cheaper?
Housewife Rukhsana says, “If the Prime Minister and the ministers go to the market and buy, you will find out that everything is available on the table, what do they do?”
Rukhsana, who has four children, says that meeting the necessities of life has become like gambling.
Like Rukhsana, other women find it difficult to meet their daily needs.
In August 2018, flour was Rs 38.56 per kg. At present, the average price of flour is Rs 47 per kg. Beef became more expensive at Rs 100 per kg in January 2021 as compared to August 2018. The price was Rs 995 to 67 paise, the average price of milk and yoghurt also went up by Rs 20 per kg.
Ghee became costlier by Rs 134 per kg, lentils by Rs 41, lentils by Rs 106, lentils by Rs 118, lentils by Rs 41 and lentils by Rs 30 per kg.