The Manipur government has said that shortage of manpower and transportation woes have resulted in price rise of essential commodities in the state.
This was informed by Manipur minister for consumer affairs – T Satyabrata Singh.
Singh said that the Manipur consumer affairs, food and public distribution department has been working tirelessly to bring price rise in the state under control.
“Problems in transportation and shortage of labour for loading and unloading essential goods have resulted in price hike,” T Satyabrata Singh said.
However, Singh clarified that price rise of fuel cannot be controlled by his department.
Earlier, Congress MLA K Meghachandra accused the Manipur government of ‘failing’ to check price rise of essential commodities in the state.