Hands burning due to the price of rice-vegetable, middle class pockets empty on going to market
Rising grain prices, hand-burning rice inflation. Overall, the production of rice and potato has been affected. As a result, the prices of rice and potatoes have increased. According to sources in the Agriculture Department, due to lack of rain in the first few months of the Kharif season, the question has been raised on the production of Aman. In some other states also paddy production has been affected due to lack of rain. This year, one after the other rains and natural calamities have affected the production of paddy. The production of Boro rice is 15% less than the target. Overall, the price of rice is increasing continuously. The prices of different types of rice have increased by Rs 5-15 per kg in the last six months.
According to sources in the Agriculture Department, the state usually produces 100-105 lakh tonnes of potatoes. This time due to natural calamity, potato production in South Bengal Production Got stalled. On the other hand, the situation in North Bengal could not be brought under control despite bumper production. potato price are grown. Due to the high yield, many farmers could not keep it in the freezer. 15-20 per cent of the state’s potatoes were exported to other states. Potatoes from Uttar Pradesh and other states have replaced them this time due to higher prices.
Meanwhile, the supply of food grains has come down due to bad rains in the recent past. This affects the price. Small sized cauliflower is being sold for Rs 30 in various markets of South Bengal. Many traders fear that it will come down to Rs 50 during the puja. A month ago, the price of potato or rice was Rs 20 per kg, now it is Rs 35-40. Brinjal per kg has increased from Rs 40 to Rs 50. Considering the demand of worship, many farmers now cultivate cauliflower and cabbage. They claim that the supply is getting reduced due to the death of the crop due to rain.
It is known that in the month of August, inflation has increased across the country. India’s retail inflation rose to 7 per cent in August from 6.71 per cent in July. At the same time, which was 5.3 percent in August last year. It is good to know that retail inflation has remained above the RBI’s target band of 6 per cent for eight consecutive months. However, it fell below seven per cent for the second time in five months.
According to the data, the food inflation rate was 7.62 percent in August, which was 6.69 percent in July and 3.11 percent in August 2021. Meanwhile, India’s industrial output grew 2.4% in July, according to government data released on Monday. IIP grew by 11.5% in July 2021.