The lack of availability of vegetables in state due to closing of roads and railway tracks is affecting the population of Rajasthan due to the impact of heavy rains across the country.
The price of vegetables are constantly rising in the desert state so much so that the price of some veggies has increased by three to four times as compared to the prices fifteen days ago. While the cost of vegetables was reduced around fifteen days ago, the vegetable prices have increased significantly in Jaipur’s largest vegetable and fruit market Muhana Mandi in last one week.
Jaipur Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaler Association President Rahul Tanwar said, “There has been a decrease in the supply of vegetables in the Muhana Mandi and nearby areas from the past one week due to which the prices of vegetables have hiked. The supply of veggies from other states has also reduced which is resulting in the rising prices. He added that due to shortage of vegetables, the price is expected to further increase in the coming days.
The price hike of vegetables is proving to be heavy on the pockets, especially for the middle class families. Customers said that they went to buy vegetables, but came back from the market after knowing about the increased prices.
Some customers have even said that if the price keeps on growing like this, they will have to start eating breads with salt and chilly.
There has been a massive price difference in buying several vegetables in the last one week. The prices of tomatoes, bottle gourd, capsicum, round gourd, ginger, ladyfinger, cucumber, green chilly have climbed to almost double the value as compared to fifteen days ago. Whereas, the price of raw mango has increased around 2.5 times and the cost of brinjal has reached around 1.5 times its cost two weeks ago.
Prices of tomatoes, bottle gourd, capsicum, round gourd, ginger, ladyfinger, cucumber, green chilly have climbed to almost double the value as compared to fifteen days ago. Whereas, price of raw mango has increased around 2.5 times and of brinjal reached 1.5 times its cost two weeks ago.