Price hike: The budget of the kitchen was disrupted by the surge in food prices caused by the floods in multiple states, including Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. While tomato prices have been making headlines with their exorbitant rates, other vegetables like coriander leaves, ginger, okra, bottle gourd, capsicum, and more are not far behind.
At one point, tomato prices reached Rs 250 per kg. Despite efforts by the government to lower them, they still remain above Rs 100 per kg.
In Noida, the price of tomato in most areas exceeds Rs 160 per kg. However, it’s not just the skyrocketing price of tomato that has impacted housewives’ kitchen budgets; the prices of other essential commodities like coriander, ginger, garlic, beans, apples, fruits, and even chillies have also soared.
- Ginger: Current price – Rs 250-300/kg; in June – Rs 100 to 120 / kg
- Tomato: Current price – Rs 250-150/kg, in June – Rs 20 to 30 / kg
- Coriander: Current price – Rs 200-220/kg, in June – Rs 60 to 80 / kg
- Garlic: Current price – Rs 200/kg, in June – Rs 70 to 80 / kg
- Capsicum: Current price – Rs 160/kg, in June – Rs 24 to 50/kg
- Chilli: Current price – Rs 120 to 100/kg, in June – Rs 40 to 50 / kg
- Brinjal: Current price – Rs 100/kg, in June – Rs 30 to 40 / kg
- Okra: Current price – Rs 60 to 80/kg, in June – Rs 40 to 50/ kg
- Gourd: Current price – Rs 60 to 80/kg, in June – Rs 20 to 30/kg
The price of cumin has soared to Rs 700. Additionally, just two months ago, apples were being sold for Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,500 a box, but now they have increased to Rs 2,200. Street vendors are selling them for Rs 200 to Rs 300 per kg.
In most states, the prices of various vegetables have crossed the Rs 100-mark. Market shopkeepers attribute this vegetable inflation to the heavy rainfall, which has disrupted transportation and reduced the availability of food items in the market.
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