Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani has caused massive damage to crop as a result of which vegetable prices have gone up over the past week inconveniencing consumers in Bhubaneswar. The price of seasonal vegetables such as pointed gourd is hovering between 50 and 55 in various vegetable markets of the capital city.
The price of brinjal and lady’s finger that was sold earlier at Rs 20 and Rs 30 respectively is now being sold at Rs. 50.
Although the city depends on states such as Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh for vegetables, the fields at Puri and other parts of Khurda that earlier contributed to the surplus supply of vegetables have got damaged in Fani.
Vegetable sellers said the price hike was because of a decline in the local production.