New Delhi: Prices of vegetables have skyrocketed during the festive season. Heavy rains in Maharashtra and Karnataka have reduced arrivals and the desperate rise in petrol and diesel prices is also a major reason for this. Coriander is also selling up to Rs 200 per kg. Delhi's Ghazipur Wholesale Vegetable Mandi chief SP Gupta says heavy rains in Maharashtra have affected the onion crop.
With arrivals from Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka also declining, onions sold at a lower price until a few days ago have now reached Rs 40 per kg in bulk. The price of 25 kg tomato has gone up to Rs. 900. According to media reports, onion prices in Delhi's retail markets have touched Rs 50 per kg. Earlier it was Rs 35 to Rs 40 per kg. The price of tomatoes in Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area has gone up from 50 to 55 rupees, while in Greater Kailash it has gone up to Rs 60 per kg. While a few days ago, the price was Rs. 40 per kg.
In Bhopal, tomatoes are selling from Rs 20 to Rs 50 and Khargone at Rs 60 per kg. Similarly, in Uttar Pradesh, the prices of tomatoes and onions have crossed Rs 40. In Lucknow, vegetables like brinjal are also selling at Rs 30 per kg and potatoes at Rs 20 per kg.