There are adequate stocks of salt and sugar in the country and if anyone indulges in artificial shortage or black-marketing, they will be punished under the law, an advisor by the Centre warned.
WhatsApp messages about shortage of sugar and salt created panic in some parts of the country since yesterday evening.
Reports also said that salt was being sold at exorbitant prices going as high as Rs 250 per kg, because of the shortage.
Fearing the number of days this would last, people crowded in front of the shops to buy salt and sugar.
Police in Mumbai and Delhi also tweeted, “Please do not believe in any rumours. There is neither shortage of salt or any other necessary commodity nor any price hike info.”