Coroanvirus: Panic buying in Chandigarh results in shortage of essential items
A wave of panic buying before and after the lockdown in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a shortage of essential items in Chandigarh.
Essential items like branded wheat flour and milk powder have nearly vanished from Chandigarh markets, while some shops are selling it at much higher rates than the maximum retail price.
Satpal Bansal, a grain wholesaler from Chandigarh, spoke to India Today TV and admitted that the two essential items are not available in the market.
"Two items branded wheat flour and milk powder is not available in the market.