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Two months of Manipur blockade: An LPG cylinder for Rs2,000 and rice at Rs70 a kg! – India – DNA

In North East on September 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Manipur has been literally held to ransom by two tribal organisations who have enforced ‘economic blockades’ on the two national highways in the state on the issue of the demand for the creation of a new district.

Fifty-eight days into the blockades, the prices of essential commodities have spiraled like never before. According to locals, petrol is being sold at Rs120 to Rs140 and diesel Rs70 a litre in the black market in Manipur capital Imphal.

“An LPG cylinder is being sold at Rs1,600 to Rs2,000 in the black market. We are buying mustard oil at Rs120 a litre and we presume the one we are buying is also not pure,” said Abdul Haque, leader of All Manipur Students’ Union.

via Two months of Manipur blockade: An LPG cylinder for Rs2,000 and rice at Rs70 a kg! – India – DNA.

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