Fuel prices are increasing across the country like there is no tomorrow. Besides having a direct effect on the pockets of the consumers, there are indirect effects as well. Vegetable prices in the city have already started skyrocketing and the next in line to be hit are the poultry and fisheries sectors.
Telangana largely depends on the arrival of kitchen essentials, including onion, tomatoes, and potatoes, from neighboring states such as Maharashtra and Karnataka. The transportation charges incurred will be obviously passed on to the end consumers.
Poultry farmers depend on the other states for feed (soya and maize). However, poultry farmers are fearing to pass the extra costs on to the consumers since the demand may dip with the bird flu scare still around. Resenting the spike in fuel prices, the Telangana Lorry Association has decided to stage a protest on February 26.