Crops are being damaged by heavy rains. Especially with the damage to vegetable crops, their prices are skyrocketing. Prices of almost all the vegetables have skyrocketed as yields have fallen due to the recent heavy rains. Almost all prices are at a minimum of 60 Rupees per kilo. Tomato prices have skyrocketed.
At present, the price of tomatoes has reached Rs 140 per kg at the farmer's market. Apples are a lot cheaper than Tomatoes in Hyderabad. Only a couple of months ago, the tomatoes were available for as low as Eight rupees per kilo in the retail markets. Pulses, carrots, and Bitterguard sell for Rs 60 to Rs 70 per kg.
Spinach, green chilies, and brinjals are costing 100 Rupees per kilo. People are lamenting that spending 500 Rupees do not even get vegetables for two days. Agriculture officials say prices have risen as heavy rains have damaged the ready-to-yield crops. In addition to this, transport charges are going up due to the rise in oil prices. Farmers say it is costly to bring vegetables from villages to towns.