Urban Effect of Farm Protest: Prices of Veggies Shoot Up in Delhi, E-Groceries Remove Items off List

Urban Effect of Farm Protest: Prices of Veggies Shoot Up in Delhi, E-Groceries Remove Items off List: Textbook economics is pertaining to demand and supply has made vegetables and fruits very expensive in the national capital, Delhi.

A vegetable seller reaches for money from a customer at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The Shortage of supply and exhausting stocks in the New Delhi’s mandis have resulted in the rush forward in retail prices because the farmer protest enters towards the day 4.

The Trucks carrying vegetables, fruits, and other food items have finally come to the Delhi on Saturday but one, the quantity was less than usual and two, which is also the reason of tension and that makes the situation deteriorating Monday onwards.

“The mandis in Delhi have stocks of the vegetables and other items. The stocks are enough to meet the demand until Tuesday. After that, if fresh supplies do not arrive, the situation may worsen,” said by the member of Azadpur mandi in New Delhi, Adil Khan Chairman.

The retail prices of vegetables in the Delhi is a vital different from the other areas which are already up by 20-50 percent, with the buzz and reason of the farmers’ strike.

In New Delhi, onion prices are up by close to three rupees per kg amounting to Rs 14-16 a kilo in comparison with Rs 10-13 per kilo four days ago. Potatoes have also seen a point of four rupees per kilo. Cabbage prices also increased more than five rupees a kilo.

All Consumers will now also have to pay five rupees more for a KG of tomatoes and the cucumber.

on Friday morning, The peasant’ unions across eight states had launched a mega 10-day protest, closing the milk supply, vegetables and essential farm produce to mark the first anniversary of the Mandsaur demonstration in MP.

As we all know, reportedly, 6 farmers were killed in police firing last year in June 2017. The strike is leaving a massive impact in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.

Multiple organizers said to the various media, that the farmers will not take to the roads this time. In its place, they will simply not supply milk and vegetables to the state’s markets.

All City-dwellers can buy directly from the villages if they are yet to be selecting anything.

Among their main demands of the peasant are one-time loan waiver, higher minimum support prices and higher prices for their produce in general.

The inconsistent supply is also the reason of the e-groceries, like Big Basket and Grofers, doing away with multiple food items that will be also replenished.

Mumbai has not been spared from these all impacts also and the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has asked farmers in Maharashtra to stop sending milk and vegetables to urban areas from this 7th June, unless the government accepts their demand.

The president of the Kisan Sabha, Ashok Dhawale, said they have decided to prevent, the supply as the government has failed to act in response to the crisis in the agricultural sector and dairy.

“The government has failed to act on our demands. So, we carried out the farmers’ long march from Nashik to Mumbai. But the government hasn’t done anything in the last three months on our demands,” said Dhawale.

Protesting farmers dumped vegetables, milk and other farm produce on roads, as well as, blocked supplies to town in the various states on Sunday as part of the agitation to press for their demands.