The flooding in Odisha has started to affect commodity prices. Due to the flood situation in Odisha, the price of green vegetables in Cuttacks’s Chhatra Bazar has been seen rising. It has been speculated that prices of potato and onion may rise in the coming days. Accordingly, acres of cultivation in the state have been affected due to the flood situation in different districts.
As a result, the effect of the flood is seen in the form of price hike of vegetables in Chhatra Bazar, said Chhatra Bazar traders’ union president Debendra Nath Sahoo. With heavy rainfall in the upper and lower catchment areas of Mahanadi River, threats of flooding are looming over 10 districts of Odisha.