After the three phases of Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP-led Assam government has allowed the cement traders to increase the prices of cement by Rs. 10 to Rs. 15 per bag. There is no reasoning why this price has been increased as the cement companies have formed a cartel and started fleecing the unfortunate customers.
According reports, Topcem Cement has increased the price from Rs. 395-400 to Rs. 410, similarly Star Cement and Dalmia cement have also increased the price from Rs. 400 to Rs. 410.
However, Assam government has stayed away from the matter so far maintaining that input of the construction materials have gone up and hence the price had gone up. As a result, home construction has become extremely expensive in Assam these days.