Garima, resident of New Palam Vihar told Merinews.com that she is very confused when it comes to cook food because the prices of the vegetables are rising day by day. She further added, '' As far as tomatoes are concerned, I try not to include it in my food these days. I can buy other vegetables in more quantity and in lesser price that I have to pay for tomatoes."
A-1 Fruits & Vegetables owner (Palam Vihar) said,'' Rising prices of the tomatoes have impacted our daily sale. 15 days prior, the tomatoes from local areas were sold at Rs 15-20 per kg. But today it is Rs 80 per kg. That is why the consumers have reduced their consumption capacity. Sometimes they leave the shop dejected at the high rates of the vegetables, especially tomatoes. If we look at it, prices are rising for every vegetable, but hopefully prices would fall and sale would resume in the next few days".
Fruit and Vegetable seller Dhoni, who has his own shop in Sector 23 market, had the same story to tell. He said,'' The consumers are not showing much interest in buying tomatoes due to high rates. With the consumers reducing their purchasing power, our sale figures have dropped. It can take time in resuming previous sales figure.''
Giving similar views, Shyam also explained his disappointment regarding the reducing sale per day. He said, ''Due to price rise, the number of consumers is reducing each day. Sometimes it is very difficult to recover the loss of the rotten vegetables. Sales are getting badly affected now-a-days.''
As the monsoon is about to end, it is expected that in the coming days, the rising prices of the tomatoes along with the vegetables will come down so that Gurgaonites can have their favourite tomato dishes again.
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