Vegetable prices are increasing day by day. Particularly a few vegetables what people use everyday are very costly nowadays. Prices of potato, onion, tomato were very high throughout the November month. Those are still high in the middle of December month. So it impacted seriously on common people’s grocery budget.
Many people were standing for hours infront of Government fair price shop to buy potatoes at reasonable rate. But there are many seasonal vegetables like cauliflowers, sheem/sem phali which are available at very cheap rate.
So I do not know why people do not consume more such vegetables rather than those which are costly. I mean people should eat cauliflower more than potato because after 3-4 months this vegetable will be expensive and you can not get fresh cauliflower easily.
Radish is also available for a few bucks. Carrots & brinjals were not so expensive.
But shimla mirch or capsicum is super expensive. Fortunately this season, I am growing capsicum plants in 6 pots. So I am expecting a good amount of organic capsicum in this season.
Vegetable Price List
NOVEMBER 2020 (KOLKATA)
|Potato/Aloo Rs 30-40/kg US$ 0.41-0.54/kg|
|Tomato/Tamatar Rs 55-60/kg US$ 0.75-0.81/kg|
|Onion/Pyaz Rs 45-50/kg US$ 0.61-0.68/kg|
|Chilli/Mirch Rs 70-80/kg US$ 0.95-1.09/kg|
|Brinjal/Eggplant/Baingan Rs 40-45/kg US$ 0.54-0.61/kg|
|Okra/Bhindi Rs 45-50/kg US$ 0.61-0.68/kg|
|Bitter Gourd/ Karela Rs 50-55/kg US$ 0.68-0.75/kg|
|Cucumber/Kheera Rs 45-50/kg US$ 0.61-0.68/kg|
|Radish/Muli Rs 15-20/kg US$ 0.2-0.27/kg|
|Carrot/Gajar Rs 45-50/kg US$ 0.61-0.68/kg|
|Capsicum/Shimla mirch Rs 240-260/kg US$ 3.26-3.53/kg|
There are many other vegetables what are very popular in different parts of the country. But potato (aloo), Onion (pyaz) & tomato (tamatar) are most popular across the country throughout the year. Indian people use those vegetable in almost every dishes. So they can reduce the amount of consumption of potato, onion & tomato but they can not avoid those vegetables.
You can also share the prices of those vegetables in your location or local market. Is it less expensive than Kolkata? Share it with us by leaving a comment below.