BHOPAL : Vegetable prices have skyrocketed in the state capital. Vendors have started displaying rates for 250 grams ‘Pav’ instead of kilograms and their rates of quarter kg range from Rs 15 to Rs 20 onwards.
The prices have once again soared all of sudden. People have to loose their purse string when they go to vegetable markets.
As per the vendors selling vegetables in Bittan Market, there is short supply of vegetables due to excessive rain.
Heavy rains which created flood like situation all over Madhya Pradesh damaged vegetable crops leading to shortage.
Secondly, many trucks are stranded on their way to Bhopal as roads are blocked due to rain. Roads as well as culverts are either submerged in knee-deep water or damaged.
Tons of vegetables have got spoiled in trucks as they are perishable items.
The vendors said that they have no other option but to increase the rates of vegetables as they are already getting at much higher rates in vegetable mandi.
They too are surprised how all of sudden prices of vegetable are so high.