Ginger, chilli, cauliflower burn holes in consumers’ pockets as tomatoes across the nationtext_fields
New Delhi: Alongside the rocketing prices of tomato, cauliflower and ginger are becoming dearer across the country, reports NDTV.
Another essential to become pricier is green chilli, just as the nation is currently facing heady mix of heatwaves, heavy rain alongside supply disruptions.
The price of tomatoes has gone through the roof in Delhi today selling at ₹ 145 per kg, which is formidable by any measure.
Now a single cauliflower costs Rs 80 where one kilo ginger is priced at Rs 380 and green chill climbed to Rs 170 per kilo.
Upward trend of prices comes just as the nation harnessed inflation after it was hovering at peaks for long.
The Consumer Price Index-based inflation has come down to 4.25% in May where it was 4.7% in April, according to NDTV.
Even the prices are rising by the day, the government claimed that it is ‘a temporary phenomenon’.
Opposition is spearheading protest against price rise with Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate meeting the press persons with a basket of tomatoes, garlic, ginger and green chillies.
Shrinate said pricey vegetables could be good for gifting as the four variety of vegetables in the basket cost her Rs 1,070.
NDTV reported that tomatoes worth Rs 2.5 lakh were stolen from a woman’s farm in in Hassan district of Karnataka on Tuesday night.