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People on trouble: Heavy rains, skyrocketing vegetable prices during flood

By Team YourCoimbatore on 10th November 2021
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Nature living in Tamil Nadu has been severely affected by heavy rains for the last 3 days. Most parts of the state are flooded. The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued an ‘orange’ warning for 14 districts including Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Ranipettai, Tirupati, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Kallakurichi, Thiruvannamalai, and Salem. These areas are prone to heavy rains. People have suffered greatly due to the infiltration of rainwater into their homes.

In this situation, the prices of essential commodities have begun to rise sharply. The most important of these are the vegetables that are most essential for people.

The price of vegetables in the Coimbatore campus has increased manifold due to the shortage of supply. The price of a kilo of tomatoes has doubled and is selling for 80 rupees. Small onions Rs 70, large onions Rs 60, beans Rs 70, carrots Rs. 90, beetroot Rs. 40, brinjal sells for Rs. 60.

Potatoes sell for 40 rupees, peas for 80 rupees, and green chilies for 35 rupees. According to the Coimbatore Wholesalers’ Association, vegetable prices are likely to go up further due to reduced supply following heavy rains.

Logeshwaran J

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