Soaring vegetable prices strain household budgets

Soaring temperatures, power cuts, and water shortages have driven up demand for fruits and vegetables, resulting in a 20 to 50 percent price hike for essential items like onion, potato, and tomato in recent weeks.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 21, 2024 | 2:00 PMUpdatedJun 21, 2024 | 2:00 PM

Soaring vegetable prices strain household budgets

With the summer monsoon arriving early but sporadically in Kerala, much of India is grappling with soaring temperatures, power cuts, and water shortages. The increased demand for fruits and vegetables has led to price rise. Rates of essential vegetables like onion, potato, and tomato have surged by 20 percent to 50 percent in recent weeks, further straining household budgets.

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