Inflation is a burning social issue today. Inflation means an increase in the price of things. It is bound to grow. When it is persistent, it reduces the purchasing power of people. The income of people does not grow in proportion to inflation. Millions of people have limited income. Recently eatables cost went double in Maharashtra. The price of vegetables also sky rocketed recently. Onions were sold at 50 rupees per kg. Onion and potato are widely used as side dish in northern India. The layman was unable to buy them. People expressed their displeasure over the inflation in the recent elections. The Governments' effort to import onion from Dubai may reduce the problem to some extent. Grocery dealers hoard essential commodities, and create an artificial demand. Inflation is a paradox. The farmer gets only rupees six hundred for a rice bag. But it is sold in the market for sixteen hundred. Government should take severe steps to control the price raise. Hoarders must be punished.
The public distribution system must be supervised periodically. Corrupt staff members of the fair-price shops must be sacked. Essential commodities must be distributed at subsidized price through PDS in all the villages. Some salesmen have a nexus with merchants. They sell rice and oil to them. They deprive the poor people of their share of essential commodities. To control price rise, Government should pay more attention to agriculture. If agricultural produce increases, price rise will naturally come down. But agricultural lands are becoming real estates.
The one of reason of inflation is many sellers are storing the pulses, onions, grains and other thing for long time, and they never provide these things to us when we are needed for that, and when these things are going to decreases in market then they sell these thing on higher rate(inflation). One drawback of this type of storing is that the many grains or things are get spoil due to long time storing which also cause the difficiency of thing .