Traders selling Jeevan Jal at inflated prices in Morang

Biratnagar, August 20

Some traders in Morang are reportedly selling Jeevan Jal meant for diarrhoea patients in the flood-hit district at inflated prices.

This came to light after a complaint was filed at the District Administration Office, Morang, stating that some business outlets were selling a packet of Jeevan Jal which normally costs Rs 15 at up to Rs 50 in Biratnagar Metropolitan City and Katahari Rural Municipality.

Service seekers complained that some traders at Hospital Chowk in the metropolis and at Katahari Bazaar in the rural municipality were involved in selling Jeeval Jal at inflated prices.

Morang CDO Ram Prasad Acharya said people had made complaints about having to pay exorbitant prices for Jeevan Jal.

He informed that police had been deployed in the areas immediately after the complaint was received. Acharya,however, said no black marketeers had been identified yet. He also said an investigation would be carried out to identify the culprits.

District Disaster Rescue Committee, Morang, is now preparing to distribute Jeevan Jal. The Department of Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health today dispatched 3,000 packets of Jeevan Jal for flood victims in the district. CDO Acharya informed that the Jeevan Jal packets would be distributed to flood victims from tomorrow.