With the rise in the prices of the vegetables, the consumers are being impacted severely and the elevating inflation has dropped the sales of the vegetable vendors. A vegetable vendor, Mohammad Rashid based in Okhla mandi reported to ANI, “Onion is selling for Rs. 50 – 60. When the onion was cheaper, I used to sell 50 sacks in a day, now selling 9.”
Another vendor, named Ash Mohammad said, “There are fewer customers in the mandi nowadays due to hike in the prices. Our routine sales have been adversely affected.”
Many sellers have noted that the heavy rainfall incident in South India has impacted the supply chain of vegetables.
Saleem, another vegetable vendor revealed, “Due to heavy rains in September, the crop reached the mandi quite late and the quality of the vegetable wasn’t good either. The supply chain was disrupted, a limited quantity arrived and thus resulted in a price surge.”
The extremely high prices of onions are bothering the consumers. A consumer worried with the elevating prices of the vegetables said, “The prices of vegetables are constantly going up, it is difficult for us, but there isn’t any option. The recent erratic weather changes along with the pandemic have resulted in difficult times for everyone.”
The pattern pertaining to increasing prices of vegetables have been observed from a period of one month, collectively in various parts of the country. The prices have surged so high, that the poor cannot even think of affording the primary vegetables like onion and potato. This inflation has caused an adverse impact on both the common man – the consumers and the vegetable vendors.
(With Inputs from ANI agency)