Vegetable Price Hike: While the inflation rate has come down on one hand, on the other hand the retail rate of vegetables has increased. The reason for this is believed to be the effect on the supply coming to Delhi from outside. With this, now the price of vegetables has started touching the sky.
New Delhi: The festive season has started and the ever-increasing inflation has increased the difficulties of the common people. With this, now the price of vegetables has also started touching the sky. There is a huge increase in the prices of tomatoes and onions in the mandis of Delhi.
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On the one hand, where the inflation rate has come down, on the other hand the retail rate of vegetables has increased. The reason for this is believed to be the effect on the supply coming to Delhi from outside. Tomatoes and onions are supplied from Karnataka and Maharashtra to Delhi, but due to heavy rains there is a problem in the supply of vegetables. Apart from this, the rising inflation of diesel has also increased the prices of vegetables.
Traders say that there is a huge difference between wholesale and retail prices. Apart from tomatoes and onions, the prices of other vegetables are also increasing rapidly. If the situation does not improve in Karnataka and Maharashtra, then there will be no decline in the prices of vegetables.
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Ramesh Sahu, vegetable businessman of Laxmi Nagar, told ‘PTI’ that there is a big jump in the prices of tomatoes and onions. According to Sahu, the prices of tomatoes are running between 50 and 55 rupees, whereas earlier its rate was 40 rupees per kg. Similarly, the prices of onions have also gone up and now the rate is Rs 50 per kg. Earlier onion prices were running at Rs 35-40. These prices in retail have increased because the wholesale prices have risen sharply.
How are the markets?
If we look at the mandis, SP Gupta, president of Ghazipur Wholesale Vegetable and Fruit Market, says that the prices of vegetables like onions and tomatoes have increased by Rs 10-15 in wholesale. Since the supply of these vegetables has reduced significantly compared to earlier, there is a jump in the prices. This inflation is in both wholesale and retail markets. SP Gupta said that most of the tomatoes and onions in Delhi come from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka and the weather in these states is bad, hence the inflation has increased. Vegetables have been damaged due to heavy rains in Karnataka and Maharashtra, due to which the supply has decreased and due to this the prices have increased.
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Why are the prices increasing?
The price of onion in wholesale is Rs 40 per kg while the price of 25 kg tomato is running at Rs 900. At the same time, the price of onion in Ghazipur mandi is normally Rs 25 per kg. Tomato prices are also around Rs 16-20 in the market, which are currently running at Rs 35-36. Gupta said that onion is being supplied from Indore in Delhi.
According to Haji Yameen, a wholesale trader of Okhla Mandi, the prices of tomatoes and onions have increased by Rs 20 per kg. He said that the wholesale price of onion used to be Rs 20 per kg in Okhla mandi, which has now doubled. Traders say that vegetables have been damaged due to heavy rains in the southern regions. The rise in fuel prices has also increased inflation. Due to the increase in the price of oil, the cost of transportation and transportation has increased, the effect of which is being seen on the wholesale and retail prices.
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