Novel stir against price rise

Novel stir against price rise

Members of various associations taking out a procession with a bullock-cart and camel in protest against the price rise in Udupi on Wednesday. DH photo

The protest was preceded by a procession comprising bullock-cart and camel. The procession was organised from Jodukatte that passed through Court Road, Diana circle and KM Marg and culminated at Service bus stand. The bullock-cart and camel carried vegetables like tomato, onion and other essential commodities. The people shouted slogans against the State and Central government.

Speaking on the occasion, District Nagarika Samiti President Nityanand Olakadu alleged that the Central government has hiked petroleum and diesel prices more than seven times in recent years.

Price hike has massively affected the livelihood of layman. The Samiti will take up signature campaign against the government, if the government fails to take measures to reduce the prices of petroleum products, power and other essential commodities, he said.

Kukikatte Mahila Sangatanae Sadasyara Ookutta Convenor Ramadevi said that it is difficult for the poor to survive with price rise. Except for a human life, the price for everything has increased.

The standard of living of people is collapsing. When the poor labourers are finding it difficult to cope up with price rise, the middle class people are trying to make their ends meet. It is better to die than live in a world which is affected with price rise, she said.Students, members from Udupi Taluk Rickshaw Association and other women’s associations took part.