Despite a steady and increased supply to markets, the seemingly never-ending rise of diesel prices has led to spiraling vegetable prices. Bengal’s entire transport fleet runs on diesel. The transportation costs have increased over three-fold in one year. Also, with train services being restricted, vendors have to rely on road transport to get their goods to the markets.
The post rain vegetable production did not take time to swing back to normalcy. But the transportation costs prevented a dip in the prices of essential commodities like vegetables.
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