State of Karnataka, India

Supply nosediving - vegetable prices soar in Mysuru

The prices of vegetables like beans, capsicum, tomato, cabbage and carrot have skyrocketed this summer. For women, it has become a hard choice to use veggies which are less priced, when compared to beans and carrots. Tomatoes, which usually cost Rs 10 per kilogram, has gone up to Rs 40 per/kg. Similarly, fresh beans now cost Rs 140 per/kg outside market premises.

Even tomatoes are priced at Rs 50 per kilogram in local shops. "It easily costs Rs 500 to buy vegetables enough for a week. Price hike is burning our pockets," TOI learned.

Besides a shortage of rain, occasions like weddings have also raised the demand for vegetables. While the demand is high, fewer supply of vegetables has led to price hike. The prices of turnip, drumsticks and bottle gourd have also gone up.

[ Rs100 = €1.28  ]

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