People living in countries around the world have been facing the wrath of inflation for many days. Even India is not spared from its blow. The effect of rising inflation in the country is also being seen in food items. According to various media reports, the prices of vegetables are also increasing significantly. Talking about tomato, its price has increased by 50 percent on an annual basis. Also, it is being sold in the retail market for up to Rs 30 per kg.
The situation of onion is also similar. However, the retail price of onion has increased by 20%. These have increased to Rs 30 per kg. Not only this but it has also been said in some news that the prices of potatoes, tomatoes, onions, etc. will increase in the coming times. Talking about last year, there was a decline in the prices of tomatoes and potatoes. Due to an unfavorable monsoon in July 2023, tomato prices increased by more than 200%.
The government works to keep the prices of tomatoes and onions under control. Some time ago, tomatoes were sold at very high prices in different regions of India. In some places, its price had reached Rs 100 to Rs 250. After which the government took serious steps regarding the matter and controlled its prices by repairing its chain.
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At present, onion is being sold in the retail market for Rs 30 per kg. At the same time, its retail prices have seen a decline of 25% in the last three months. In October 2023, onion prices had increased by 74%, after which the export of onion was banned by the Central Government. Along with this, the government had also decided to sell onions at the price of Rs 25. Due to the efforts of the Central and Maharashtra Governments, the price in Nashik Mandi has come down to Rs 1000/quintal, which was Rs 2000/quintal at the beginning of the month.