A kilo of Potato is almost equal to a kilo of Apple.Price of potato has remained at Rs. 50 a kg since past 4 months in Delhi NCR and also in many northern cities. There is no particular reason to explain the high cost of a veggie that is a daily diet for most of North Indians.
It was expected that once the new crop of potato will hit the market during winters the price will automatically come down, but, that has not happened and this clearly shows some manipulation by the middleman who control the supply chain.
Petrol price fluctuation is based on international price and also there is huge tax element in it, but, what and who is controlling the price of potato. A kg of Apple can be brought in Rs. 60 a kg and a potato for Rs. 50 a kg.
Government must understand that middle class people live in a very tight budget and even a few hundred rupee fluctuation in any item be it grocery, vegetables, petrol, or other items throws their budget and life out of control.
Will this price fluctuation also be controlled through the new farm bills? Just asking, if anyone can enlighten!