PDP youth secretary Arif Laigaroo has expressed concern over sky rocketing of prices of essential commodities,
In a statement, Laigaroo said chicken is being sold at Rs160 a kg, mutton more than Rs 600 a kg respectively.
"Officials of Consumers Affairs and Public DistributionDepartment are nowhere in sight and people are facing lot of problems. Besides,chicken and meat, vegetables, fruit etc are being sold much above thegovernment notified rates. Authorities have given a free hand to profiteers andshopkeepers indulging in overpricing," he said.
"Authorities must ensure regular supply of eatablesacross the valley and prices are checked regularly," Laigaroo added.