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Prices of tomatoes across Delhi could rise to Rs 80/kg as the crop arrival from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana has been hampered since last week.
Wholesale traders cite a nearly 20% increase in demand for vegetables as restaurants, dhabas, canteens and other eateries have opened since 1 June.
Inflation in food articles during May stood at 1.13 per cent, as against 2.55 per cent in April, according to a statement released by the commerce and industry ministry.
With 15 Covid cases in Azadpur Mandi, Asia's largest wholesale market sees fears in traders about sales. Authorities say there is no supply disruption.
As Asia’s biggest vegetables and fruits market sees 15 Covid cases, supply falls from adjoining states. The market’s APMC chief, however, denies supply issues.
Traders in Kolkata, Patna, Delhi are in panic over the presence of dragon fruit and banned Fuji apples from China in markets even as they face fall in sales and exports.
Food articles witnessed softening of prices with deflation at 3.31 per cent in November, as per released government data.
The retail inflation eases to a nine-month low of 4.17 per cent in July, from 4.9 per cent in June, data shows Monday.