While Corona has spoiled the health and financial health of the people, then inflation has increased a lot of problems for people. Vegetables have been started disappearing from the plate of common people. The biggest reason for this is the unconscious increase in the prices of vegetables involved in essential commodities. Potatoes, onions, and tomatoes are increasing consistently, now the right thing is removing green coriander. The price of green coriander has reached beyond 400 rupees.
Tomatoes, which enhance the color and taste of vegetables, are now spoiling the kitchen budget. A few days ago, onion, which is available for Rs 15 to 20 kg, is now sold at the rate of 40 to 50 rs per kg. Onion rate has almost doubled. The retail price of tomatoes in the national capital Delhi has reached a high of Rs 80 to 85 per kg. At the same time, tomatoes have reached Rs 100 a kg in some parts of India. While potato and onion prices have also skyrocketed.
According to private traders, tomatoes are becoming expensive due to low supply from growing areas. Tomato prices have remained strong since June. During the last few weeks, tomato prices have been hovering at Rs 50 to 60 a kg depending on the variety. Traders said that the prices of tomatoes have increased this week due to low arrival of new crops from the producing areas.
Onion prices have doubled in the last one month. Tomato is hitting a century in many places, the potato has completed half a century and the onion is moving towards 50/kg. According to the website of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, on September 10, potatoes were selling 20 to 60, onions 13 to 60 and tomatoes 50 to 100 rupees.In the last one week, the rate of Torai, Bhindi, Parwal has increased by 20 to 40 percent.
Taking immediate measures to ensure that the onion rate does not rise, the government has banned the export of all onion varieties with immediate effect. Protests are taking place in Maharashtra over the central government’s complete ban on onion exports. Despite this, prices are increasing rapidly. As far as the rise in tomato prices is concerned, heavy rains in the southern and western parts of the country have affected tomato supply.