A Scarcity of Dhal and Sugar predicted by Wholesale Trader’s Association
The government has imposed a new maximum price index to six essential items including Dhal and Sugar from the new budget for the year 2016.
The Secretary of Wholesale Trader’s Association in Pettah, K. Nadan told Hiru News that it is impossible to sell dhal and sugar at the fixed price imposed by the government. Therefore, a scarcity of dhal and sugar is predicted in the country.
According to newly fixed prices, one kilo of Dhal is sold at 169 Rupees.
However a price is not yet fixed for Sugar. Therefore a kilo of unpacked and packed sugar is still priced at 87 and 95 rupees each, which were fixed previously.
However, wholesale traders point out that the new price indexes bring greater difficulties in sales and this would lead to a serious scarcity of Dhal and Sugar in Sri Lankan Market in near future.