Who is really responsible?
Everybody is feeling the brunt of the recent flour crisis in the country. The govt. declared a surplus against a deficit which was occurring every year, made a blunder and hoarders, trying to make a buck, started hoarding excess wheat.
The result? No wheat to reach the masses where price of roti went up to Rs. 5, and price of bakery items are increasing. However, it begs one important question.. who is really responsible for the crisis?
A summary analysis of a recent news article on increased prices of bakery items shows the following statements
“What exactly does the government want and why are they doing all these things?” asks a KESC employee, however, think in the following terms.
Who are the ones ‘actually’ increasing?
[Bakeries] will raise the prices they charge for products such as coconut biscuits, pastries and bread – and also of those that do not use flour such as chips and some types of nimco.
[T]he hoarders got the opportunity to hide the stock, which led to such a huge price increase that now nobody can do much about it
Are we legitimizing hoarding? What happened to helping your fellow man? Coming together in times of need? Or even conducting business legally? Last i heard, hoarding common food items was illegal.
Why are we so quick to blame the government, yet allow traders and manufacturers to flex their muscles?