Vegetable prices skyrocket as incessant rains batter Karnataka


Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS): Incessant rains have increased rates of vegetables in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru where the price of tomato has almost touched Rs 100 per kg.

Due to the rains, vegetables were not arriving in markets in sufficient quantities, which had led to the steep rise in the prices.

The state has been witnessing continuous rains since the last 15 days.

The vegetable crops at farms are inundated and most of have perished.


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The tomatoes are being sold between Rs 100 to Rs 110, onion is priced between Rs 40 to Rs 60. Chow chow, bottleguard, radish which used to be available for Rs 15-30 are now being sold at Rs 30 to Rs 60.

Potato is sold for Rs 30 to Rs 50. If the rains continue, tomato prices will touch Rs 150, according to traders.

Beans are priced at Rs 72, brinjal white at Rs 99, capsicum Rs 130 and peas Rs 220 per kg, leaving the common man gasping.

Meanwhile, farmers who could manage to reap vegetables especially, tomatoes, have hit a jackpot.

A 15 kg box of tomatoes is fetching Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000.

 

  

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore, /Mohd Ali Rd,Canada

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Changing diet into beef is only the option

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  • amit shetty, mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    maal gu rate jasti anda erla paterujar, Meenu gu 1,000 kordu konoper .....Tarakari gu 10 rupees jasti aanda mata bulipuver...

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Please don't blame anyone because of price rise. Only blame Nehru because still he is alive and increasing prices.

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  • habib, mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Ham vegitable bi nahi kathe hai , only gobar kathe haai ... kuch fark nahi padtha .. andh bakth

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Climate vagaries are happening throughout the world & it was expected very much, and farmers should have used ideas to tide over this onslaught, but majority of our farmers are busy converting their farms to areca and tobacco to get maximum profits, come what may, hence the dramatic shortage in food crops. Moreover middlemen, as usual, ruling the roost. ITS THE FUNERAL OF THE COMMON MAN?

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Crony middlemen/baniya's will loot from both end... buy low from Farmers & sell high to retailers..., Jokara khush.... achcha din....now.... koddel pe charcha....

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  • Ramesha, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Pakoda will also become expensive now...what to eat now along with the thotte?

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  • Nayan, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Panjida maasa.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    What is reasonable and abundantly available under BJP government ? All the veg. snacks may go too expensive. Only alternative Conji with pickle.

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Flavian, Are you connecting the rain issue also to BJP?

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Kumar, you never know - Modi may be ready to apologize for anything and shed a few tears just to win votes in UP.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Mei hee jeeth gayi ye samay par..

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    No problem. It's one by one turn. This is what we see from 2014. Petrol and Diesel they have swindled maximum , now Vegetables turn, next may be grains and grocery. Nobody is controlling the rates. This increasing rates have become a part of life. The day may come that all will go to temple in the afternoon time to take free lunch. Atleast for one time meals.

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore.. Dont think only to yourself. Also think, where seculars can get their food? I am not sure the seculars can come to temple.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Why not? Some are going to temples for food ... They give food ....no discrimination. Food no temple denies...I saw one of the famous temples provided food for thousands on daily basis during pandemic time. Great services..may god bless them

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  • Satish, Shirva

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Mehangai Bbhadhane walo, JANTA MAAF NHI KAREGI. But Udupi aur Mangalore unko bahumat layegi

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  • CA Ned Dcunha, Mangalore/Chikmagalur

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Let the farmers get good price.

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    CA Ned Dcunha, Mangalore/Chikmagalur... I agree with you. Even if the rain subsids, the rates must remain high. Let farmers and those who do veg garden prosper.

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  • Guru, Mulki

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Exactly. We should respect the farmers who works hard in their home country and look after their aged parents.

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  • Sulthan Ahamad, oman

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    Mashaallah good news,

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    "Eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, go easy on junk foods" - Our Cows are having a better living thanks to our BJP government. Respect, well fed and protected . No worries about fodder and veterinary attentions , ambulance service etc.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    "Eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, go easy on junk foods" - Our Cows are having a better living thanks to our BJP government. Respect, well fed and protected . No worries about fodder and veterinary attentions , ambulance service etc.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    If one eats less cant move more.... need stamina.....energy boss. Eat fruits more ? Fruits kya kam daam par bik rahe hein ? Naheeee.....very costly. Smell the fruits and keep it back without purchasing.....conji water is best with gheee....

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Nov 21 2021

    What is the response by double engine govt., and its state leader burner..., if rain comes loss is 1000 crores, if not an become draught then loss is Rs 3000/- crores..., Jokara's just good for chai pe charcha...., lazy...

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