Baripada, Oct 9 (LocalWire): As the price of essential commodities like vegetables continues to rise, there is brewing resentment among the residents across the district.
There is not a single vegetable whose price is less than Rs.50. Both vegetable sellers and vegetable wholesellers are claiming that poor transportation and poor supply of vegetables are the reason behind the soaring prices of essential commodities.
As usual, the poor have to bear the brunt of the situation.
They are unable to afford even one kilogram of a vegetable for a normal sized family.
In such situations, people usually fall back on onions and potatoes as their staple vegetables, however, even the prices of these two essentials are skyrocketing at Rs. 50 and Rs. 35 per kilogram. T
Ghanashyam Mukhi, a trolley puller, said that continued price rise of vegetables is a big problem for a poor family.
“A Rs.300 to Rs.400 budget is needed to manage vegetables for five to six members of a family to survive four days. When it is getting difficult to buy even potatoes and onions, how can we afford to buy vegetables,” he said.
Santanu Palbabu and Manoj Kumar Sahoo said that either regulated market committees or the district administration should intervene to prevent skyrocketing prices of vegetables.
Satyajit Dutta, Sudharshan Dutta and Susanta Sahoo, vegetable wholesellers, said that at least 12 vegetable laden pick-up vans and two trucks of tomato were particularly unloaded at Baripada morning market which come from Bargarh district in Odisha, Bengal, Ranchi and Bangalore every day.
However, all vegetables are being supplied to Udala, Rairangpur, Karanjia NACs and Baripada municipality area. The price of the vegetables continues to rise due to the poor supply from the nearby localities due to the recent rain damaging the vegetable crops in Khunta, Badasahi and stopping supplies from Jaleswar and Balasore, the neighbouring districts.