Eating oil, fruits and pulses became expensive, and budget may deteriorate amidst the rising outbreak of Corona period
new Delhi. The problems of common man have increased due to the huge increase in the price of food, food, including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits. Due to expensive import of edible oil and increase in the price of diesel in the country, all food items have started selling at a high price. On the other hand, due to the destruction of Corona in the country, the crisis is becoming worse. In such a situation, prices of fruits and vegetables may once again see a rise in the coming days.
Increase in the price of edible oil
|Price in April 2020
|Price in April 2021
Edible oil continues to boom
It is as if there is a fire in everyone’s edible oil. Crude palm oil prices on the country’s largest futures market Multi Commodity Exchange have risen by 74% in the last one year. Palm oil, considered the cheapest in the oil complex, is now more expensive than soy oil. According to the Central Organization for Oil Industry and Trade (COOIT) mentor Lakshmichand Aggarwal, mustard oil will also start selling at Rs 200 a kg in case of non-reduction of duty on edible oil imports. Not only edible oil, pulses prices are also increasing again.
Increase in the price of pulses
Regarding the inflation of essential commodities including edible oil and pulses, Union Consumer Affairs Department Secretary Leena Nandan said that it is constantly being monitored and necessary steps are being taken to control inflation. He said that import quotas have been issued to increase the availability of pulses in the country and efforts are being made to increase the domestic production of edible oil. It is worth noting that during the Corona period the production of fruits and vegetables including food grains has increased in the country. Production of food grains and horticultural crops is estimated to be at a record level. Nevertheless, the budget of common housewives deteriorated due to increase in the price of food and drink.
Price rise in fruits in three weeks
|names of fruits
|Price on 16 March
|Price on 8 April
Vegetables are cheaper then fruits become expensive
As far as vegetables are concerned, as the arrival of summer season vegetables is increasing after the winter season, prices are falling, but the demand for fruits due to warming in the middle of the rising outbreak of Corona. So it has increased, but the arrival is very less, so the chances of getting relief from the inflation of fruits are less. However, the chances of getting relief from the inflation of pulses are less. Suresh Aggarwal, president of All India Dal Mill Association, said that the demand for pulses has increased, while the difficulties in imports have not yet ended. Pulses experts point out that when vegetables are expensive, the consumption of pulses increases.