We tend to wish that may rain get delayed and as a child, we always thought that may there be so much rain that everything gets shut down and we can be at home but on the contrary the farmers are really different and think that may monsoon come in a precise manner so that the crops grow in a well manner which is needed for the crops to grow perfectly.
So just to make you familiar about current market scenario, tomatoes which we eat regularly in almost everything are priced around ₹100 /- kg from ₹15 /- kg, and the chilies we use have exploded to ₹400/- kg, onion as we use to get them in ₹20/- kg now is of ₹100 and so on – its going pretty above the roof, the prices are touching sky, the supply has been decreased and the demand is particularly rising.
Okay fine, now that you are really aware about the current situation/ affair; I guess you might be wondering the same as me right – “ what is the problem behind all this, why did veggies has gone sky rocket?”
So heres the answer ,
There are several reasons among the first being what we wish for :-
Monsoon also plays a role
When the monsoon season arrives, vegetable prices frequently increase for a number of reasons, such as crop damage, supply chain disruption, increased demand, dependency on particular regions, and post-harvest losses.
Crop damage: During the monsoon, heavy rains can cause waterlogging and flooding, which can harm crops and diminish their production or render them unfit for human consumption. Prices rise as a result of the scarcity of veggies.
In Guwahati, floodwaters have damaged crops in over 10,000 hectares of land.
Supply chain disruption: It may be challenging to convey vegetables from farmers to markets due to logistical and transportation issues brought on by monsoon rains. The movement of goods may be hampered and roads may become inaccessible. Vegetable availability may be decreased as a result, raising the cost of certain veggies.
Increased Demand: During the monsoon season, there is frequently a spike in demand for specific vegetables that are necessary for dishes made specifically for the season or that people prefer to consume when it is raining. As a result of the increasing demand, prices may rise since there may not be enough supply to match the rise in consumption.
Price varies from region to region: For the supply of some vegetables, some regions are very dependent on particular regions. If the monsoon has a negative impact on such places, such as causing agricultural damage or transportation problems, it may result in a shortage on the market and increased costs.
Post-Harvest Losses: Vegetables may rot more quickly if there is too much moisture during the monsoon season. This may further restrict the supply and result in price increases.
But these are not to be worried for much time , as the quote says :-
“This too shall pass ” so yeah its just for a time being and
The recent price hikes are a brief seasonal phenomenon, and costs will fall soon. It is a short-term problem that occurs annually around this time.