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Onion and potato costliest in Gurgaon amongst other Indian cities
It is getting difficult for Gurgaon residents to even feed themselves with three meals a day as vegetables prices are roaring abruptly. Amongst all other vegetables, the most common and daily used vegetables such as onion and potato are the highest priced in Gurgaon amongst Indian cities. Not only onion and potato made an exit from the kitchen but tomato is also troubling the residents. Tomatoes were among the costliest in the country, selling at a price of Rs. 80/ kg.

In the last decade and a half, Gurgaon has seen a huge migration of rich and poor but mainly the upper class. Having the highest per capita income at Rs. 1.22 lakh after Chandigarh and Mumbai, Gurgaon has become the capital of the software and BPO industry in North India. It approximately houses 500 companies.

The government data says that the prices for onion, potato and tomato have been exceptionally high in Gurgaon which houses top- class super market chains.

A Government official told TOI, "We are trying to understand why the prices spiralled so much in Gurgaon in comparison with prices in Delhi and other cities in the National Capital Region," said a central government official."

Where onion prices settled down marginally in several cities such as Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam and Ludhiana, Gurgaon, Jabalpur and Dehradun saw an increase in price by Rs. 10 per kg during the same time period. Generally, prices remain higher in cities situated in Northeast and Port Blair.

It is also possible that the city's lifestyle is being reflected by the prices. Sudhir Kapoor, a resident of DLF-II says that the prices are usually high in this part where people buy vegetables and fruits without even asking for the price. Life in Gurgaon is very expensive in comparison with other NCR cities.

But people living in old Gurgaon, the other side of expressway said that the prices are high in the oldest mandi. Tomatoes cost between Rs. 60 and Rs. 80 depending on the quality. However, it is believed that the prices had gone up due to the supply shortage in the market. No fresh tomato is coming from other parts of the country.

The city is also highly dependent on fresh produce from Himachal Pradesh.

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