New Delhi: Due to the record increase in the prices of petrol and diesel, everything from the road to the kitchen is getting expensive. Petrol has crossed Rs 100 and diesel Rs 90 per liter in more than half the country. Freight is increasing due to increase in oil price. Due to which vegetables are also getting expensive. According to a report, vegetables became costlier by 40 percent within a month.
In Delhi’s Azadpur mandi, where potatoes were being sold for Rs 15-20 a kg in the first week of June, it is now selling at Rs 25 a kg. The price of tomato, bitter gourd has increased from Rs 30 to Rs 40 now. Onion sold for Rs 30-40 is now selling at Rs 50 per kg. Similarly, the prices of other vegetables like gourd, okra, brinjal, peas have also increased.
25% increase in freight charges on fruits and vegetables
The rising prices of petrol and diesel are directly affecting the common things. Food oil, soap, toothpaste, kitchen items, everything is getting expensive. Petrol is being sold at Rs 100 and diesel at Rs 90 per liter in Delhi today. The price of oil has seen an increase of about Rs 10 per liter in the last two months. Not only this, sanitization, toll, maintenance, insurance have also increased. Overall, the cost of transport has increased by about 30 to 35 percent. At the same time, freight has increased by 20 to 25 percent.
Let us tell you, diesel accounts for 65 percent of the cost of transport. Maintenance, insurance, EMI etc. account for 20-25 percent. In this way, due to increase in the price of diesel, the cost of transport increases and then all the goods become expensive.
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