Veggie prices shoot up in Ludhiana amid hike in fuel prices
Prices of vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes and lemons are worst hit and have increased by Rs 30 in the last seven days.Updated: Jul 05, 2020 00:41 IST
Uncertainty over the Covid-19 lockdown, coupled with poor weather and rising fuel prices, has affected vegetable supply, causing prices to shoot up in city.
Prices of vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes and lemons are worst hit and have increased by Rs 30 in the last seven days.
The price of tomatoes has increased from Rs 35 to Rs 60 to Rs 70 per kg in the last seven days. The price of potatoes has also shot up by Rs 10 and capsicum by Rs 20.
Rakesh Bhatia, a wholesale dealer at vegetable market, said, “Prices of vegetables have shot up in the last week. The hike in fuel prices has increased transportation cost, causing the spike. Prices are expected to come down in a week.”
The rise in the prices will also affect the household budget of residents. Sunita Mehra, a housewife, said, “The Covid-19 lockdown has had an adverse effect on finances of people and rise in vegetables prices will upset the household budget.”