According to Gagan Kumar Khosla of NGK Trading, an import company in India, the situation in Haryana, near New Delhi, is stable at the moment. "Fruit and vegetable prices and trade are normal for this time of year. There has, however, been heavy rainfall in some provinces, which has damaged vegetable production there. At the moment, there is a shortage of tomatoes, with an onion shortage on the way. Tomato prices have risen by 50% and onion prices by about 20%." He says there are problems with logistics in the areas that have experienced major flooding. "This time, East India was the worst hit. In July, it was Central India. Supplies to the markets were affected then."
In Bangladesh, more than 200,000 people have been affected by the floods. They are receiving food packages. Since a lot of agricultural land was destroyed, the United Nations has reported that long term food supplies are in danger in this country. Loss of crops are "normal" for growers in South Asia. There are floods every year, between July and September. But this year's was extreme. It is estimated that more than 10,000 hectares of land have been washed away. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has also reported that about 600,000 hectare were damaged by the floods.