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Lemon prices are touching the sky, green chillies and vegetables are also showing attitude

Lemon prices are touching the sky, green chillies and vegetables are also showing attitude

Lemon prices are touching the sky, green chillies and vegetables are also showing attitude

The repeated increase in fuel prices in the last 12 days has affected people in every way. This has not only increased the cost of their daily travel, but has also affected their food bills. 

The increase in fuel prices has led to an increase in the transportation cost in many parts of the country, due to which the prices of vegetables are skyrocketing. Due to this, along with the sellers of vegetables, the customers are also facing the brunt of inflation.

At the same time, the price of lemon and green chillies is also on the sky in vegetables. The cost of a lemon in Gujarat is Rs 18-25. Lemon is being sold in the wholesale market for around Rs 300 a kg. The retail price of lemon has increased by up to Rs 400 per kg in Vastrapur, Jodhpur.

Cost of a lemon in Delhi is more than Rs.10

The price of lemon in Delhi ranges from Rs 300 to Rs 350 per kg. That is, even in Delhi, the cost of a lemon is more than Rs 10. Delhi is witnessing record heat since the month of March, in such a situation lemon-water has become a luxury drink for common people amidst the scorching heat. 

At the same time, a vegetable seller in Hyderabad told that earlier he used to buy a whole sack of lemon for Rs 700, but now its cost has gone up to Rs 3,500.

Price of lemon per kg in states

Delhi- Rs 350
Surat – Rs 300
Uttarakhand- Rs 350
Nagpur – Rs 300
Jaipur – Rs 400
Noida – Rs 428
Haryana – Rs 420
Mumbai – Rs 320
Kolkata- Rs 300
Jammu & Kashmir - Rs 300

Along with lemon, chillies in cities are also being sold at an expensive rate. The price of green chillies in Bangalore had gone up to Rs 120 per kg two days ago. 

At the same time, one kg of green chillies in Delhi is more than the cost of one liter of petrol. Memes are also being shared on social media regarding the rise in lemon prices. One user wrote that now bikes and cars will have stickers instead of real lemons and chillies.

People are hardly buying vegetables at such high prices as the prices of lemon and chillies have gone up. Lemons or chillies which were once given at the lowest rate or for free, now people are buying it according to the need or are refusing to buy it.

Vegetable price per kg in Delhi -

Tomato – Rs 40-45
Gourd – Rs 40
Potato – Rs.25
Watermelon – Rs 30
Lemon – Rs 350
Capsicum – Rs 100
Onion – Rs 40

Tomato is selling for Rs 40 a kg in Delhi, whereas earlier the price was Rs 25-30. The cost of bottle gourd is Rs 40 per kg. The price of potatoes has also increased. 

Potato was earlier sold for Rs 10-15 per kg. Watermelon, which people eat with great fervor during the summer season, is selling at Rs 30 per kg, as against Rs 20-25 per kg earlier. Similarly, the price of onion has increased to Rs 40 per kg in Delhi, which was earlier being sold at Rs 30-35 per kg.

Prices of all vegetables increased in Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand too, the prices of almost all vegetables have increased. Here lemon is being sold in the market for Rs 200-250 and bitter gourd is Rs 30-35 per kg. At the same time, there was a jump in the prices of radish, pumpkin and gourd in Bihar last week. 

In such a situation, the profit of vegetable vendors is decreasing and sales are decreasing. The increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and CNG since March 22 has affected the cost of transportation of vegetables for the vegetable vendors.

Since the month of Ramadan is also going on with the summer, the demand for lemon has also increased. Due to bad weather in Gujarat, the prices of lemon are also touching the sky. Crops were destroyed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat due to the cyclone.

Food prices at the highest level around the world

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food prices are at their highest worldwide in March, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine hit markets with grain and vegetable oil prices. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has said that its Food Price Index tracks monthly changes in international prices of commodities. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a report that world food prices increased by about 13 percent in March compared to February. According to the report, the average index in March stood at 159.3 points, which is 12.6 percent higher than the February level.

War in Ukraine largely responsible

The Russo-Ukraine war has pushed up the prices of food items like grain and vegetable oils and caused massive supply disruptions. The Food and Agriculture Organization said the war in Ukraine was largely responsible for a 17.1 percent increase in the prices of grains, including wheat, oats, barley and corn.

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