As retail prices of vegetables soar, 1kg of carrot and beetroot is now Rs 80 and Rs 65 respectively. Green chillies will cost Rs 60 per kg and the price is likely to rise further in certain locations.
Kochi: With the increase in vegetable prices, Keralites will be forced to spend big on their favorite dishes.
In retail, 1kg of carrot and beetroot is now Rs 80 and Rs 65 respectively. Green chillies are Rs 60 per kg. It is well known that the price of all vegetables is likely to continue to increase in certain locations.
Unusual rains in different parts of the country have caused prices to rise rapidly, according to vegetable vendors.
Since Kerala mainly relies on vegetables from Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the shortage of supply in these states could have a negative impact on prices here.
Shallot (small onion) and drumstick prices have also increased by 90-110 percent in the last three months.
Meanwhile, hotels and restaurants are in crisis due to soaring prices of essential commodities such as rice, meat, fruits and grains.
However, the Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association (KHRA) has decided not to increase food prices for the time being. In addition, the sector has also been hit significantly by increases in wages, building rents, cooking gas and firewood.