Will Veggie Rates Inflate during Upcoming Festive Season?

September 24 11:50 2015

vegeNew Delhi, Thursday, September 24 – Time for more than a few festivals is just to arrive. Navratri is to start by the mid of October and the event that will be followed by Dussehra , Dhanteras and Diwali, which will fall in October and November.

At a time when people are leaving stone unturned to celebrate the upcoming festivals with their family and friends with huge enthusiasm, inflating rates of variety of vegetables are annoying them to huge extent.  As per latest reports, price of potato per kg yet remain feasible but that may swell up to Rs 30 or more as soon as the celebration period will near. Slight rise has lately been noticed in the rates of bottle gourd, lemon and pumpkin.

Tomatoes are priced between INR 30 and INR 50 depending on the quality but people doubt the veggie may be sold at a high price next month thanks to increased demand during fasting season. Keeping in mind the previous patterns, most of the buyers are ready to shell out sums to get tomatoes in the required quantity. The masses are all set to bear the brunt of inflation given that sky-high rates of common vegetables seem to pinch their pockets another time.

Sweet potatoes are being sold at INR 60. Ginger’s cost per kilo is INR 120 in various leading vegetable markets of the national capital. Lemons are priced INR 30 per 250 grams. Beans and capsicums are pricey as well. Mushrooms are not the common kitchen staple as these are often priced high as compared to other vegetables. More to this point, the quantity of mushrooms reduces when cooked.

Beetroots also do not give people a chance to heave a sigh of relief. Hardly there is a season when garlic is offered at a feasible price structure. Tale is not going to be different in the near term. As buyers can smell the rise in cost of a whole range of vegetables, which are the key source of essential nutrients, they have made up their mind in advance that high rates are going to last a tad long. Vegetable venfers continued to sell onions at INR 60. Even poor quality of edible bulbs was priced at INR 50. Inflation being low is not a problem for the majority but unexpected augment in the cost of a whole variety of kitchen elements is.

The most hit are the lower classes who fail to buying a lot of veggies due to different pricing, which remains usually out of reach. Customers eye respite in price rise so that huge portion of hard-earned money could be saved and used to fulfill some other essential purposes. But when that will come is what they eagerly want to know. As of now, rates of ingredients used to prepare delicious meals will carry on to follow up and down trend. The decrease might be feeble but increase to be substantial. Rates of cucumber, cauliflower and cabbages were stable recently.