Baby Food Shortage hits City
Srinagar, Aug 8: With unrest stretching to near two months, the City is facing shortage of baby food.
“My baby does not take anything other than the baby food but I am not able to find it anywhere,” said Wajahat Ahmad of Cooperative Colony, Peer Bagh.
A resident from Shivpora said all the leading brands of baby food, including Nestle, Lactogen, Cerelac and Naan were missing from the markets. “Baby food is supposed to be available both at medical stores and grocery shops. But it’s nowhere in the market,” he said.
Pertinently, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday had directed the concerned Ministry to make baby food, medicines, Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders, kerosene oil and other essential items available to the people in the curfew-bound areas of the Valley.
In fact a special thrust was laid on the supply of baby food as there had been complaints that the stock had depleted.
It was decided that the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department shall procure the baby food and organize its distribution through its outlets, whereas Rs one crore was said to be kept at the disposal of the department for the purpose.
But with this being the shortage of baby food in the summer capital, the plight elsewhere can only be imagined.
Meanwhile, the traders here said they have no stocks of the baby food as no supply is reaching the Valley.
“We don’t even have baby food for our own kids,” said a trader at Maharaja Bazar.
“Leading brands of baby food, including Nestle, Lactogen, Cerelac and Naan missing from the shelves.”
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