Vegetable prices are hitting the roofs in Hyderabad burning a hole in the common man's pockets. Except for one or two, all the vegetables are at least Sixty Rupees a Kilo. On Thursday, the price of tomatoes crossed Rs 100 per kg in several places in the state, including Hyderabad. Experts attributed the rise in prices to lower crop yields and demand due to the month of Kartheeka.
Yields are expected to decline further by the end of the month. The next crop season is still in the seed stage. So for a few more days, the prices are going to stay the same. The situation is similar in neighboring states due to heavy rains. As a result, prices in the state are skyrocketing. The rates of all vegetables have increased massively within a month.
The supply from the districts to the Hyderabad Bowenpally Wholesale Market, which transports vegetables to all the farmers' markets and markets in the state, has declined by 45 percent as compared to October. The market usually receives over 800 loads a day and received only 435 loads on Thursday.