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After onions, prices of pulses shoot through roof in Gurgaon

Residents of Gurgaon, who have already been struggling to balance their kitchen budgets due to high onion prices, are now worried about the soaring prices of pulses.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 26, 2015 11:21 IST
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Arhar dal (yellow) now costs Rs 170 per kilo.
Arhar dal (yellow) now costs Rs 170 per kilo.(Abhinav Saha/HT photo)

Residents of Gurgaon, who have already been struggling to balance their kitchen budgets due to high onion prices, are now worried about the soaring prices of pulses.

The prices of pulses have been going up in both retail as well as wholesale market.

At present, all varieties of pulses are being sold above Rs 150 a kg.

Pulses, a major source of protein for vegetarians, are widely consumed in India and the sudden rise in the prices has put the people in a tight spot. Arhar dal, was earlier available at Rs 100, is now being sold at over Rs 170 per kg.

Similarly, rajma (kidney beans), which was earlier sold for Rs 70 per kg, is now being sold for almost Rs 150 per kg.

“The price of every commodity is soaring. The prices of pulses are very high all of a sudden. There seems to be no respite,” said Kaushik, a resident of Sector 55.

“We now eat dal once a week. Earlier it was cooked every day. The prices of pulses have been going up and it is not possible for us to spend so much on dal every month,” said Jaishil, a resident of Sector 44.

Shopkeepers also said that the demand of pulses has gone down due to the rise in the prices.

“The sale of pulses in my shop has gone down. There is no other option for us but to wait for the prices to go down,” said Kushpal, a shopkeeper in South City, a gated community in New Gurgaon.