Rains push veg prices up in North India

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New Delhi, Sep 13: Following incessant rains and floods in northern India, crops have been badly affected due to which the prices of the vegetables have gone up.

The wholesale rate for tomato has gone as high as Rs 40/kg, while the retail rate in some markets has reached Rs 60/kg.

"Due to incessant rain and floods the production of tomatoes has been damaged in Haryana, Panipat and Kurukshetra," said Ram Pal Mittan, District Horticulture Officer (DHO).

Vegetable vendors are worried about the aftermath of the floods, as it damaged a lot of crops in northern India.

The petroleum price hike has added to the consumers' and distributors' agony as transporters bringing in vegetables from other states, have increased their fares, affecting the cost of the veggies in turn.

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