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After onion, prices of non-veg items on rise

delhi Updated: Jan 12, 2011 21:53 IST

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An already battered common man facing hardships on account of soaring prices of onion and other vegetables, has no sigh of relief due to rise in prices of non-vegetarian food items by up to 25 %.

Prices of egg, mutton and fish are almost 25 % more now in comparison to the rates around this time last year, traders said.

Egg, the poor man's protein, is selling at Rs 5 a piece (Rs 60 a dozen) in the national capital vis-a-vis Rs 4 a piece (Rs 48/dozen) during same time last year, Poultry Federation of India (PFI) spokesperson Ricky Thaper said.

Similarly, rate of mutton has registered an increase of about 15 %.

The red meat is selling at Rs 280 per kg in the retail now, high of 15 % from last year, Thaper said.

Likewise, fish is also dearer by 15 % as compared to last year. Fish is selling at Rs 350-500 a kg depending on the variety, Thaper added.

Milk and cooking oil are also costly by 20 % and 25 %, respectively vis-a-vis last year.

Full cream milk is selling at Rs 33 a litre as compared to Rs 28 a litre last year.

Cooking oil Fortune is selling at Rs 70 a litre now against Rs 55 a litre last year, the sources added.