The government’s claims to control the prices of vegetables remained unsubstantiated. Compared to last week, the prices of vegetables have increased by up to Rs 50 per kg.
With the sharp rise in vegetable prices, prices in the model markets also started skyrocketing. Last week, bitter gourds sold at Rs 30 per kg went up to Rs 80 per kg, while 53 cucumbers sold at Rs 70 per kg and 66 cucumbers at Rs 110 per kg.
Similarly, the price of garlic increased from Rs 165 to Rs 180, fenugreek from Rs 80 to Rs 120, okra from Rs 40 to Rs 75 and arvi from Rs 73 to Rs 83 per kg. Apart from other vegetables, peas are also being sold at Rs 180 per kg while tomatoes are being sold at Rs 60 per kg.
Buyers at the Model Bazaar said the government had completely failed to set vegetable prices. Buyers said that the prices of vegetables in the model market are somewhat controlled. They should also be extended to general markets.
Citizens further said that their purchasing power has been severely affected due to inflation. If the government does not take timely action, the problems may increase day by day.
Extracted from City42 News