Vegetable Prices Soar In Patna After Flood Hits Supply

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After the rise in onion costs, the worth of the remainder of the greens has additionally shot up.

Patna: 

Vegetable costs have elevated in Bihar’s capital Patna because of scarcity in provide attributable to heavy rains and floods within the state. After the rise in onion costs, the worth of the remainder of the greens has additionally shot up throughout the town. The distributors and clients are badly affected because of value hike of all greens.

“Due to floods, the rate of vegetables has increased. Earlier, I used to sell more but due to the price hike the sale has gone down,” Shatrughan, a vegetable vendor advised information company ANI.

The shoppers have urged the federal government to intervene. They’ve additionally requested the state authorities to open “Annapurna Scheme” like in Jharkhand, in order that poor folks can get correct meals at a lesser value.

“Earlier, we used to buy 3 kg tomatoes but now we are buying only 1 kg. They are being sold at Rs 60 per kg in the market from the usual rate of Rs 10-15 per kg,” a vegetable purchaser mentioned.

The present value of pointed gourd (parwal) is Rs 100 per kg, onion is Rs 80 per kg, Yardlong bean (bodi) is Rs 60 per kg and cauliflower is Rs 80 per kg.

“20 per cent rate has been increased in this festival season. In a day, we are spending Rs 500 on vegetables. It is very difficult to buy but it is necessity of life so we have to buy,” mentioned one other purchaser.

The extreme rain and flood-like scenario in lots of elements of the nation have additionally affected vegetable costs. Earlier, the federal government had imposed a ban on the export of onions to curb and produce down its costs within the home market.

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