Rise in food prices in Assam worries residents
The coronavirus outbreak has further burdened the citizens of Assam with the current food price inflation.
Residents now feel that in the wake of the high price rise, they are left with no option but to cut down on their vegetable consumption.
“The soaring vegetable prices have totally affected our household budget. We have cut down on the consumption of a few vegetables and have preferred buying paneer instead,” Sabita Devi, a housewife, said.
According to Assam Tribune, in the rate chart of vegetables in Guwahati, it was found that the essential items have already become dearer by 30 to 40 per cent.
Tomatoes are being sold at Rs 80 per kg, onions at Rs 50-60, potatoes at Rs 45-50, carrots at Rs 160, beans at Rs 160, lady’s fingers at Rs 80, brinjals at Rs 70, ginger at Rs 240-250, garlic at Rs 200 and ridge gourds at Rs 60 per kg in many areas of the city. A plate of eggs (containing 30 eggs) is now sold at Rs 190.
The customers have questioned the "lack of efforts" from the government to control the price rise of essential commodities.