India: Garlic prices climbing due to supply problems

Indian garlic prices have shot up this season compared to prices one month ago. This is due to a supply drop. Excess rains have damaged 30 to 40 per cent of the garlic crop, pushing up the prices in the market.

In the wholesale markets, garlic is being sold at Rs 80 to 100 per kg. One month ago, these prices stood at Rs 40 to 50 per kg, Jaiprakash Vasani, former President of Aloo Batata Adrak Lasun Adatiya Welfare Association, Kalamna told The Hitavada.

In retail, garlic is available at Rs 140 to 160 per kg. He further said that the supply of garlic is arriving from Kota, Rajasthan, some parts of Gujarat to Kalamna wholesale market.

On an average, three to four trucks arrive at the market every day. It is estimated that five tonnes of garlic is consumed in the city daily. Kalamna market being a transit hub also caters to places like Chandrapur, Wardha, Bhandara and other small towns and cities of Vidarbha.

[ Rs100 = €1.20 ]

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