DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Strange but true, prices of onion and tomatoe have doubled in the city’s retail markets within a fortnight due to limited supply. If this continues then people will have to celebrate deepawali, which is scheduled on November 19, without these two essential commodities. Although market expert anticipates that prices of these two commodities will ease by November because we know that two states i.e. Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat are supposed to have election in November-December this year
The onion, which comes from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and Nasik in Maharastra, is being sold @ Rs 50 per kg while tomato is also being sold @ Rs 50 per kg in the city.
Talking to the dainiknation.com wholesaler said that due to incessant rain the onion crops at Nasik and in South India have been damaged. This has led to price rise of onion since early october.
The supply has decreased to 10-15 trucks a day in city’s wholesale markets, down from 20-25 trucks in normal circumstances. Similarly tomatoes coming in lesser quantity and will continue price rise unless and until fresh tomato start reaching to the market.