The inflation of vegetables is not going to stop yet. The report of Crisil Research has claimed that people may have to bear the brunt of inflation for two more months, especially for tomatoes. The reason for this is said to be excessive rain. However, according to the report of PTI, the central government has claimed to have brought the prices under control with the start of the supply of vegetables from north Indian states in early December.
A CRISIL Research report has revealed that the situation in Karnataka, one of the largest tomato growing states, is so bad due to rains that even their vegetables have to be imported from Nashik in Maharashtra. Karnataka has received 105% more rainfall than normal. At the same time, Andhra Pradesh has received 40% more rain than normal and Maharashtra 22%. These states have been the main suppliers of tomatoes and other vegetables between October and December.
According to Crisil Research, the prices have increased by 142% on November 25 and will continue to rise for the next two months. In January, the harvest will start coming from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Then the prices will come down. It is expected that after the arrival of the new crop, the rate of tomatoes will come down by 30%. In many cities including the country's capital Delhi, the price of tomatoes has reached Rs 70 to 90. Due to the increase in demand during the wedding season, its prices will not decrease at the moment.
The report said that in Maharashtra, the main supplier of onions, this time sowing was affected due to uneven rains in August. Now, due to heavy rains in October, the stored onions have been affected. Due to this, the price of onion has increased by 65%.
A fresh supply of onions from Haryana is expected to start in the next 10 to 15 days, which will bring down the prices. On the other hand, for potato prices, the report said that excessive rains in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Gujarat have dealt a big blow to the sowing season.
At the same time, according to the report of PTI, the government says that due to unseasonal rains, the price of tomatoes has been affected. It is estimated that tomato consignments will start arriving from North India in December. According to the Central Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry, the supply of tomatoes from North Indian states in December is expected to be the same as last year.
In the year 2020, there used to be a supply of 21.32 lakh tonnes of tomatoes, but this year it remained only 19.62 lakh tonnes, due to which the price has increased. According to the ministry, this time due to unseasonal rains in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh at the end of September, the crop has been affected in a big way, causing a delay in supply.