As we know Nagpur is famous for its oranges and infamous for its scorching heat in summer. At present the citizens of Nagpur are undergoing through a very difficult situation due to the lockdown and the soaring temperature added more troubles for the residents.
Coconut water is considered as the sure shot remedy against the heat. The coconut vendors in city are exploiting the condition as they increased one fruit of coconut water from Rs.30 to Rs.40, while two coconuts are available for Rs.70.The main reason behind the hike in the price is the lack of transport for bringing coconut fruits to the city. The coconut water is in high demand as the ice cream, other beverages shops are all closed due to the lockdown.
And the vendors are really reaping the opportunity as the shelf life of coconut is much higher, it can keep them for the longer period. In upmarket areas like Sadar and Dharampeth, the one coconut fruit containing water is being sold for Rs.50.