CHENNAI: The next time when you buy your vegetable stock you may have to loosen your purse strings a little, as legumes alone may be taking a lion’s share of your budget.
The prices of beans, peas and drumstick have spiralled due to a delayed monsoon.
While the price of carrots have been stable, hovering around the seasonal mark of Rs. 30 a kilo at Rs. 35, drumsticks have hit a high costing Rs. 60 a kilo with an increase by Rs. 10 from last week.
The price of tomatoes have been constant at Rs. 15 a kilo for country tomatoes at retail level. Corianders have remained pretty costly at Rs. 20 a bunch, while mint has been seemingly cool at Rs. seven a bunch.