Salt shortage rumour triggers panic in UP

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov. 11: Salt supply shortage rumours in several parts of Uttar Pradesh triggered panic buying spree on Friday night.

As per reports, some stores are selling salt at Rs. 200/Kg. However, Consumer Affairs Secretary Hem Pande, while speaking to ANI, discarded the rumours and said that there is no need to panic.

Reacting on the issue, the Moradabad District Magistrate said salt is not going to be sold even one rupee more than its original rate and added that people need not worry and create panic.

"Will take action against those spreading rumours, and there is no shortage of salt," said Additional Director General (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary to ANI.

Source: ANI