Mangoes are becoming more and more expensive all over India. The mango season is here once again, but unfortunately, this seasonal fruit is now beyond the common man's reach. Called the king of fruits, the price of mangoes justifies its billing. The cheapest mangoes range from Rs 120- 150 per kg in the retail market, while in the mandi they are sold at anywhere between Rs 60-70 per kg.
“The price of mangoes is likely to be high this year as the supply has decreased to half of what it used to be in the past years” one mandi fruit vendor said.
Another vendor stated that this year the number of trucks supplying the fruit every day is around 24, while in previous years 55-60 trucks used to bring mangoes to the city. The reason behind the shortage in supply is due to late and heavy rainfall in regions of Andhra Pradesh and adverse weather conditions in Maharashtra, which are the prime states that supply mangoes to the city.