Cement costlier by Rs 40 in Himachal

Cement costlier by Rs 40 in Himachal

Tribune news service

Dharamsala, May 21

The cement price has increased by about Rs 40 in the state. Enquiries by The Tribune revealed that a bag that was Rs 360 before the lockdown in March is now available at Rs 400.

Navneet Thakur, a government contractor, said the 10 per cent hike in the cement price would hit all those who had contracts.

Sanjeev Kumar, who was constructing a hotel, said the government was asking people to restart construction. However, it would further burden people who were already in distress.

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