As crops raised by local farmers stopped coming to markets, people have to depend on vegetables being exported from West Bengal and other neighbouring states. And this has led to a rise in vegetable prices.
Prices of vegetables are shooting through the kitchen roof, forcing middle class families to skimp on vegetable consumption in Odisha.
Even as eggs continue to shower in Odisha as a tool of the on-going street political protests, tomato has set the kitchen of the middle class in the State on fire.
As per reports, tomatoes are being sold at Rs 80 per kg, bitter gourd costs Rs 60 per kilo, beans and pointed gourd cost Rs 100 per kilo. Similarly, ridge gourd, brinjal and cowpea beans have touched Rs 80 per kilogram in the retail markets.
With the onset of holy Kartik month and unseasonal rains, vegetable markets across Odisha have been set on fire
Bhubaneswar: As if COVID-19 induced lockdowns and shutdowns were not enough, the looming flood threat has pushed vegetable prices through the roof in Odisha. As per reports, all the vegetables that were selling between Rs 20-30/kg just days before are now selling above Rs 50/kg and if the traders are to be believed, then the […]
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: After bearing the brunt of lockdown, the sharp increase in the vegetable prices in the last few weeks have hit the consumers of twin cities Cuttack and Bhubaneswar hard. Prices of almost all vegetables at Chhatra Bazar in Cuttack and Unit-1 in Bhubaneswar are hovering between Rs 60 and Rs 80 per kg. Similarly, […]