In a major setback to the common man, the vegetable prices have seen a surge in the Delhi-NCR region due to heavy rainfall and crop failure.
Vendors in the Delhi fruit and vegetable market say that the customers are now buying less due to a hike in prices.
While speaking to ANI, Sonu Pehlwan, a vegetable vendor, said, “With high fuel prices and rainfall, vegetable prices tend to rise. How will daily-wage workers buy tomatoes worth Rs 70/kg?”
The customers visiting the market also accepted that they are buying less and they are aware of the fact that the vegetable vendors are not at fault here for the increase in prices.
Deepak, a customer, said, “Our whole monthly budget has been disturbed. The transportation cost has also been increased. The rainfall has affected the crops due to which the vegetables are so costly.”
Meanwhile, the prices of vegetables and fruits in Madhya Pradesh witness a surge as the hike in fuel prices has affected the transportation costs.
Anil Sharma, a Bhopal local, said, “The rise in the vegetable prices is affecting our monthly budget. We are having trouble managing the savings. I think the government should find a solution to this issue.”