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Tomatoes 100 and eggplants 140, here the prices of vegetables have skyrocketed

Sagar Patel

By Sagar Patel

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Vegetable prices have skyrocketed in the country.

Inflation has started spreading in the country due to problems in transportation due to monsoon and heavy rains. While in the capital of the country Delhi, the price of tomato has crossed Rs 80 and the price of brinjal has crossed Rs 100. On the other hand, due to high retail prices of vegetables, eggs and poultry meat in the markets of Kolkata, the problems of the common man have increased considerably. Let us also tell you how much increase has been observed in the prices of vegetables in Kolkata.

Vegetable prices are skyrocketing

Vegetable vendors in many markets in Kolkata city said that tomato prices have increased from Rs 45-50 a month ago to Rs 80-100 per kg. Brinjal is being sold at Rs 110-140 per kg, which is an increase of around 150 per cent compared to the price in early June. Prices of many other vegetables like bitter gourd, green chilli and bottle gourd have also increased by an average of 50 per cent. Prices of eggs and poultry meat have increased by 20-30 per cent in local markets. A source associated with the West Bengal Vendors Association told the media that now tomatoes are coming to Bengal from other states. Due to the heatwave and heavy rains, the supply of tomatoes from Bengaluru and Himachal Pradesh has reduced. The reason is that production has also been affected.

Why is inflation rising?

Agriculture Minister Sobhandev Chattopadhyay said people are facing the brunt of inflation after the central government reduced aid to farmers in fertilisers and transport subsidies, while weather conditions have also worsened the situation. Trinamool Congress leader Chattopadhyay said the West Bengal government is continuously helping our farmers. Farmers are affected by rising cost of raw materials. On the other hand, the Centre is cutting various subsidies. That is why farmers and common people alike are worried. He said the state government has a Sufal Bangla retail distribution network, in whose shops vegetables and food items are sold at reasonable prices.

What efforts is the government making?

Chattopadhyay said the price of tomato in Sufal Bangla is Rs 65 per kg while its price in the retail market is a minimum of Rs 80. Bitter gourd is sold at Rs 72 per kg and brinjal at Rs 102 per kg, which is 10 to 20 per cent cheaper. We are planning to increase the number of shops from 484. Housewife Manshi Sanyal said prices of vegetables, eggs and meat have increased in the last three weeks. Prices of tomatoes have doubled and prices of onions are also increasing. Inflation of essential commodities is worrying us in one way or the other.

Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

I am Sagar Patel, specializing in business news reporting. With a keen focus on economic trends, market analysis, and corporate developments,

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