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Cement prices raise by Rs 8 to Rs 15 per bag in HP: Min

Shimla, Aug 22 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Industries Minister Bikram Singh on Thursday accepted in the state assembly that prices of cement raised by Rs 8 to Rs 15 per bag in the hill state.
While replying to a query raised by Congres MLA Mukesh Agnihotri, Mr Singh said that prices of cement gone up by Rs eight to ten per bag. He said that he was continously discussing the issue with cement firms.
Earlier, Mukesh Agnihotri raised the question during Zero hour of the session. He asked that even when the cement prices gone up by Rs 100 per bag, why state government was allowing to charge the cement prices in open market from past two years. He further said that prices of cement has raised by Rs 5 to Rs 40 in a year.
However, Industries Minister Bikram Singh said that per bag prices of cement is Rs 351 in Una while in Sakoh in Sirmaur it is Rs 375 per bag. He said that disparity exists in the prices of cement from one place to other as freight rate of Rs 9.58 get increase per bag per kilometre.
He said that government signed the rate contract for procurement of cement from Rs 174.50 to 188 per bag.
Prices of cement in the Shimla district is from Rs 380 to Rs 388 per bag, Rs 390 to Rs 395 in Chamba Kangra Rs 376 to Rs 375 per bag, Hamirpur Rs 370 to Rs 372, Una Rs 350 to Rs 360
Kinnaur Rs 440, Sirmaur Rs 370 to Rs 380, Mandi Rs 360 to Rs 370, Bilaspur 367 to Rs 375
and Solan Rs 367 to Rs 375 respectively, the minister said in written reply.
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