Vegetables, pulses rise out of common man's reach

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  1. NucleusKore

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    Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/vegetables-pulses-rise-out-of-common-mans-reach/98115-3.html

    Prices of potatoes, tomatoes and pulses in the national capital have risen to such an extent that some harried families even find meat a cheaper option.

    Not just exotic broccoli and mushrooms but the relatively affordable tomatoes, onions and potatoes -- basic ingredients in most Indian meals -- are moving away from the common man's reach as prices continue to soar because of erratic and low rainfall in major pulse- and vegetable-producing states.

    The prices of potatoes and onions have increased over the last few days to as much as Rs 20 and Rs 25 a kilo respectively at retail outlets in the national capital. The price of tomatoes has similarly shot up to almost Rs 40 a kilo. A kilo of dal (pulses) costs as much as Rs 40. In each case, the hike is over 25 per cent.

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    I read that some middle men are artificially creating scarcity and this causes prices to go up. Govt ought to take action on such people.
     
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    The authorities in connivance with anti-social elements are behind this.
     
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    Same situation in hyd too..
     
  5. Ronnie11

    Ronnie11 Judgement Time!!

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    the monsoon has also failed in north west...so the prices will keep shooting up...
     
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    NucleusKore - in pune tur dal costs rs 100/kg so forget about 40 stuff-
    anyway i hate this government
     
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    In Kolkata the CPM Govt has made stalls to sell Potatoes @ Rs 13/kg.

    While daal has shot to 90 :shock:
    Outlook has un-earthed Rs 2500 Crore Rice Scam.
     
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    amitabhishek Bad to the bone

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    That's why I stick to chicken and beer :D.
     
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    hmmm.... Finally discussion about a common mad man in TDF. Here Daal costs around 95 rupees. And thanks to this hike in prices, i have been receiving consistent deductions in my pocket money.
     
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    That's actually cheaper than here in Kathmandu. Not where I live though.
     
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    LOL, this is wt kerala's food minister Divakaran seriously suggested.....that people shud eat eggs, chicken and drink milk instead of consuming rice.
     
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    ^Reminds me of the infamous words of Marie Antoinette, during the French Revolution.

    S'ils n'ont pas de pain, qui'ls mangent de la brioche

    (If they have no bread, let them eat cake)
     
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