Imphal: The three week-old economic blockade and indefinite highway bandh in Manipur over the demand for a separate district has led to scarcity of life-saving drugs and petroleum products moreover impacting the prices of food grains, the sources said.
State suffer from an annual shortfall of about 1 lakh tonnes of rice on an average need to import the prerequisite besides pulses. Even potatoes and onions are being sold at Rs 40 per kg since the last 1 week.
According to the reports, Black marketers have started selling petrol at Rs 100 -120 per litre whereas LPG gas is sold at Rs 1500 per cylinder.
Most oil outlets have gone dry still few of them were rationing fuel till Monday. Even the judiciary has not been functioning properly with lawyers incapable to attend court due to the fuel crisis since the last 6 days.
RK Ratankumar, Secretary of Manipur Chemists and Druggists Association said that the representative has been urging the government to airlift the required drugs.