Edible oils, a costly affair
The Ministry of Consumer affair had previously directed the states to make sure that the prices of the essentials remain under control during curfews. India, in the past month, has recorded a significant rise in the price of edible oils. The price of edible oils raised after the first wave of the Coronavirus infection; the same scenario is being repeated.
Prices of packed mustard oil have increased by an average of Rs 6 Per litre in metro cities. In Kolkata, the price increased by 24rs. Per litre, which made it unaffordable for the underprivileged. A packet of soya bean oil in Mumbai was sold at 134rs. Per packet is now selling at 152rs. Per packet. In Kolkata, it is 160rs. Per packet.
Currently, the Centre monitors the prices of 22 essential commodities selling in the Indian market. Its analysis suggests that prices of pulses like tur or arhar have increased by up to Rs 9 per Kg in these metro cities in the past month. Meanwhile, moong dal prices have surged by Rs 14 per Kg.
Source: Zee News
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