Arunachal districts facing scarcity of essential items

ITANAGAR: Three districts of Arunachal Pradesh have been facing acute shortage of essential commodities due to on going indefinite economic blockade.

The agitation is spearheaded by Krishan Mukti Sangram Samiti(KMSS) in several parts of Assam in protest against the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project (LSHP).

The East Siang, West Siang and Upper Siang districts of the state were facing shortage of necessary items since the indefinite agitation launched by KMSS along with other few organisations in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts of neighbouring Assam.

District officials on Tuesday informed that all the district passing through a very critical situation owing to essential items.

The impact of road blockade has been badly affected movements of all kinds of private and public transport to and fro the districts, resulting shortage of food grains, oil, gas, medicines and other important things which were needed a day-to-day life, sources said.

The district authorities had a little stock of foodgrains and other items to overcome the critical situations has already been exhausted, sources informed.

Due to scarcity of all sorts of important commodities and skyrocketing charges claimed by businessmen, the commonmen passing through bad times, sources said.

While, the deputy commissioners of the districts have approached to its Assam counterpart for several occasions to break the deadlocks has also gone into vain, sources added. .

The hundreds of agitators blocked the NH 52, the main lifeline of three districts.

The protestors blocked the national highway at various points preventing movement of all sorts of vehicular traffic since December 16, demanding scrapping of agreement with NHPC for construction of dam as it will effect thousands of downstream people living in Assam. (UNI)

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