Vegetable prices skyrocket due to traders strike

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There is steep increase in vegetable prices for sometime now.  Usually, the vegetable prices should come down drastically after the onset of monsoon season. But this time round the prices are soaring and the common man will be wondering how to make up for the sudden spurt. With traders going on strike prices of vegetables have skyrocketed. The decision to help farmers sell their produce directly to consumers has infuritiated traders. The proposal is aiming to get farmers out of the clutches of the Agriculture Produce from traders. The Dearness allowance is increased marginally and at the same time the soaring prices of vegetables is a cause of worry. Housewives are hard pressed to meet both the ends meet and provide the best food items to their children. If the same condition persists for some more time then the situation will be out of control. Despite the existence of wholesale market in Vashi prices have increased in the last couple of weeks is a sad picture and the middle income group will suffer and the lower income group will struggle for survival and the people below the poverty line will have to avoid vegetables. It is only the tip of the iceberg and the price rise of fruits and vegetables is pinching the pocket of the people very much. There is no doubt about it.

Jayanthy Anandambal

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