In east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar, residents claimed that they were paying 40% more for onions as compared with last week.
For a kg of onions, which cost Rs. 25, consumers are now shelling out Rs. 35, which is only likely to rise over the coming weeks.
Poultry prices too have gone up by 6-10% in a week. This, officials said, could only be attributed to the increased cost of poultry feed, which comprises mainly of soyabean meal – prompted by a spurt in exports and an equal decline in domestic supply.
“Chicken prices are skyrocketing because the cost of the poultry feed has gone up,” said AK Sharma, member, Poultry Federation of India.