Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)
Bengaluru, Jun 10: After the increase in tariff for electricity and the ever-rising price of fuel, the people of the state are shattered due to the increase in the cost of the most essential food item like vegetables.
Speaking on the subject, Umesh Mirzi, managing director of HOPCOMS said, “The price of vegetables has increased. This is due to the increase in the price of fuel and the situations created by the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown prohibits the movement of vehicles in rural areas and thereby lead to the hike in the price of vegetables."
"The price of beans has shot up to Rs 60 to 90 per kilo. Ooty Carrot price ranges between Rs 52 to Rs 62. Only the price of potato and onion as it is grown locally has not gone up. But the onions procured from Nasik saw a price hike as there are restrictions on transportation," he added.
One vegetable trader said that the price rise is inevitable as the shops are allowed to open only during the specified time due to which most of the trucks do not supply vegetables.
Neetu K, a resident of the city says, “During monsoon, it is common for the prices of vegetables to shoot up. However, during the coronavirus pandemic, it is not right to increase the prices. The government has to intervene immediately and control the prices of these essential commodities.”