Impact of Inflation on Rural Areas of Sindh
The soaring prices of fertilizer, seeds, fuel etc. have adversely affected the farmers and other people
Inflation has left detrimental effect on the livelihoods of people in rural Sindh, making them unable to afford basic necessities.
Inflation has left a negative impact on rural areas as compared to urban areas, as it has led to increase in the cost of goods and services, making it more difficult for people to afford basic necessities. In the case of rural Sindh, inflation has made severe impact due to the region’s high poverty rate and reliance on agriculture being the main source of income.
For example, an increase in the price of fertilizer or seeds has made it more difficult for farmers to afford cultivation and maintaining their crops, which has decreased crop yields and lower incomes. Similarly, an increase in the cost of fuel has made it more difficult for people to afford transporting their goods to market, leading to decreased sales and lower incomes.
In such a situation the people of rural areas cannot even think of savings for the future. In Sindh, it also affects the labor market, as with the increase in prices, the wages of the labor do not increase accordingly, which leads to the poverty in the rural areas.
The fact is that inflation has left a detrimental effect on the livelihoods of people in rural Sindh, making them unable to afford basic necessities.
It is important for the government to take steps to address inflation in order to mitigate its negative impact on the people of rural Sindh.
Mehar, District Dadu, Sindh