Vegetable prices, which have been stable for the past few days, are getting wings for once. Prices have been rising day by day for the past few days, baffling the common man. Onion prices are also rising again. The price of onions which are around 20-25 Rupees till recently has gone up to Rs 40 to 50 per kg in the retail market.
With this, the common people are worried that the prices of vegetables are going up again. Traders say the supply of tomatoes from Telangana districts to Hyderabad has been severely reduced. Due to untimely rains, crop loss has created a huge gap between supply and demand. At present, the price of a kilo of tomato in the retail market is around Rs 60 to Rs 70.
The Hyderabad market normally imports 150 to 180 lorries of tomatoes per day. But now traders say even 80 lorries a day are not coming in properly due to crop losses. With this, prices are said to be rising. Traders said the onion crop was also damaged due to unseasonal rains, which pushed up prices. Moreover, supply from Maharashtra is also said to be down. The Onion crop in Telangana districts is said to have been damaged due to rains. Traders say the situation will remain the same for another month.