Vegetable Price Rise in Delhi-NCR: The prices of essential vegetables have gone up in Delhi-NCR over the past few days and it is hitting the common man badly making them shell out more upsettting their budget. The prices of vegetables and fruits are high in Safal stores in Noida. On the other side , the retail vendors claim that they are also getting the commodities at increased price.Also Read – Himachal to Get Vande Bharat Express Tomorrow, Train to Run From Delhi to Una. Check Timing, Other Details
Potato at Rs 25-30 per kg, cauliflower Rs 100 per kg
As per the latest updates, potato is being sold at Rs 18-22 per kg, cauliflower Rs 98 per kg, brinjal Rs 45 per kg, tomato Rs 54 per kg at safal store, while retail vendors are selling potato at Rs 25-30 per kg, cauliflower Rs 100 per kg, brinjal Rs 80 per kg, and tomato Rs 50 per kg. Also Read – IND vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips India vs South Africa 3rd ODI: Captain, Vice-Captain, Probable XIs For Today's ODI Match at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi 1:30 PM IST October 11, Tuesday
Why sudden rise in vegetable prices?
On why the vegetable prices see a sudden rise, the vendors said the vegetables are grown in Sahibabad and supplied to Delhi and NCR. The traders are of view that the prices of vegetables and fruits are high because of supply crunch due to rainfall and high transportation cost. Due to incessant rainfall, vegetables in the agriculture field have rotten, they claimed.
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Similar case in Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
The incessant monsoon showers for over two-and-a-half months in the kharif season, or summer crops, have also severely impacted the crops of tomato, capsicum, peas, French beans, cucumber and cabbage in Himachal Pradesh — the vegetable bowl of the country — leading to an overall fall in production of up to 50 per cent.
The vegetable prices in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are also touching the sky owing to the shortage and they are getting remunerative prices.
“The price of peas has doubled with its wholesale price in Shimla currently touching Rs 150-160 per kg as against Rs 70-80 per kg in this season a year ago,” Nahar Singh Chaudhary, a wholesaler in the Dhalli market near here, told IANS.
According to the market experts, the prices will normalise after Diwali when the vegetables from the north Indian plains will start hitting the market.
The price of tomatoes has skyrocketed to Rs 60 per kg in Chandigarh in retail as compared to Rs 30 per kg last year. Peas, which are coming from the Karsog and Shimla areas, are selling from Rs 200-220 a kg in retail in Chandigarh.
Farmers in Shimla, Kangra and Solan districts said the damage to the vegetable crops in the hill state was due to heavy rainfall and the outbreak of fungal disease that destroyed the crops more this monsoon compared to the past.
The wholesale price of super quality capsicum was Rs 60-Rs 70 a kg and in retail its price these days is around Rs 80 a kg in Chandigarh.