Vegetable prices continue dramatic increase in India due to heavy rain fall

South Indian families for whom a meal is incomplete without tomato rasam or a beans or carrot palya have reasons to worry. All thanks to the skyrocketing prices of tomatoes, which has touched Rs 60 (US$0.926) a kg and carrots almost Rs 90 (US$1.389) per kg. 

Unlike grains and egg prices that used to leave holes in the pockets of people, this time, the prices of vegetables have gone up exorbitantly ranging from Rs 10 (US$0.154) to Rs 30 (US$0.463) per kilo. Traders of Bengaluru have been worried because crops have been damaged due to heavy rains in recent days.

Hopcoms officials told Bangalore Mirror that the prices of most vegetables have shot up because of the heavy rainfall a few weeks ago. This has led to less production and consequently higher prices as supply is less. An official said, “The carrot price has gone up. And the produce we are getting is also not of good quality because Mallur is the major carrot supplier for Bengaluru and due to heavy rain there, we are getting very small carrots, priced almost at Rs 90 (US$1.389) per kg.

Experts believe that that these prices will continue till end of the year:
  • Carrot - Rs 90-100 per kg
  • Onion - Rs 60 per kg
  • Tomato - Rs 60-65 per kg
  • Beetroot - Rs 80 per kg
  • Green Peas - Rs 150 per kg
1 Indian Rupee = 0.015 US Dollar

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