Before the chaos over poor cash flow due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes could subside, rumours of salt shortage led to frenzy in various parts of Kashmir, while Directorate of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) clarified that there is no shortage of salt in the markets here.
Reports of shortage of salt triggered panic in the markets across the Valley that resulted in panic buying.
"Most of the grocery outlets have ran out of salt which has created panic among people," said a shopper Mushtaq Ahmad. However, both dealers and government denied the rumours.
"There is no shortage of salt," said Director, Consumers Affairs and Public Distribution department, Tasaduq Jeelani.
He said that the CAPD teams visited various markets and found out that there is no shortage of salt. " I don't know from where this rumour claim but on ground there is no shortage of salt."
Vice President, Kashmir Economic Forum, Jan Muhammad Koul claimed that three are around 140 truckloads of salt available in the market.
" For last three days, there has halt in supply of salt but we have adequate supply available in the Valley," he said.