Bengaluru kitchen budgets take a hit with spike in potato prices


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Bengaluru kitchen budgets take a hit with spike in potato prices

MOST parts OF Bengaluru, the capital of India's southern Karnataka state, are witnessing a huge spike in the price of potatoes, according to The vegetable, the second most necessary item in any household kitchen after onion, has touched Rs 65 per kilo. Potato prices are at the highest compared to the last few years.

It is the first time since 2018 that the price of potatoes has crossed Rs 50, according to traders from the yards and officials in Hopcoms. The price of potato per kg is between Rs 55-60, depending on the quality and size, according to the Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd. 

Potatoes are being sold at Rs 50 per kg ever since the lockdown was imposed, in Mysuru as well. Uday Shankar, secretary of Onion and Potato Traders Association said that the produce from Kolar, Chintamani, Hoskote, Chikkaballapur, Bangarpet and other surrounding areas has been delayed. The consumption of potatoes in the north Indian states has increased, affecting supply to Karnataka.

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