Essential commodities, such as fruits and vegetables, have been growing in price in many sections of the country, burning a hole in the common man’s pocket.
The increase in the price of fruits and vegetables comes as the country’s fuel prices, especially CNG, continue to rise (CNG).
Lemon prices have risen to Rs 300 per kilogramme in Surat, Gujarat, due to increased demand and supply shortages.
During this warm summer, the demand for lemon has been increasing due to the nationwide celebrations of Chaitra Navratri and Ramzan.
In Uttarakhand, the price of practically all crops has risen, with lemons fetching Rs 200-250 per kg in the mandi and bitter gourd fetching Rs 30-35 per kg.
“The constant rise in fuel prices has a direct effect on suppliers and buyers. “The prices of fruits and vegetables have increased,” a vegetable dealer in Uttarakhand said.