The lockdown was imposed in March to prevent the Corona epidemic (COVID-19 Pandemic) and since then the situation has not fully normalized. During the lockdown, the prices of some food items increased and till now the plate of common people is getting expensive. Although the prices of vegetables were decreasing at the beginning of lockdown, but since then it has been increasing. Before the lockdown, on March 1, packet mustard oil was being sold at Rs 124 per kg, which increased to Rs 132 per kg during the lockdown the following month. After this, when the unlocking process has started, its price has increased to Rs 142 a kg on 1 October. These prices are from Delhi market.
Inflation may increase in festival season
Eating and drinking prices are increasing during the unlock and there is no hope of relief as soon as the festive session is about to begin. In the festive season, the demand for food and drink increases and this increases the price. Talking about October, Navratri is commencing this month, in which consumption of potatoes increases and so does the demand for others. Dussehra is on 25 October and Diwali is on 14 November next month. If inflation increases at festivals in the same proportion, if the inflation increases, then the plate can be very expensive.
In addition to vegetables, pulses are also increasing the burden on the pocket
It is not that only vegetables are making the plate expensive but pulses are also getting expensive and common people are getting burdened. According to the data available on the website of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, tomato prices have increased from Rs 26 per kg to Rs 56 per kg as on 1 October as compared to 1 March. Talking about pulses, the price of tur dal (arhar dal) was Rs 93 a kg on 1st March before the lockdown, which increased only slightly in the lockdown and was selling at Rs 95 per kg but on 1 October during the unlock process It has increased to Rs 105 per kg. Similarly, gram dal increased from Rs 71 per kg on 1 March to Rs 74 per kg on 1 October.
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