While it is expected that vegetables and fruits in the open market may have pesticide residue, the presence of these harmful chemicals in supposedly organic produce is particularly concerning.
Unlike the years before, 2023 saw a slight lull in business in the days leading up to Onam.
Storekeepers from traditional marketplaces rue the rising number of supermarkets and hypermarkets.
The study is titled, ‘Dietary Patterns in North and South India: A Comparison with EAT-Lancet Dietary Recommendations’,
This was based on what was seen as a successful government intervention to cool down food prices and push up the availability of onions and tomatoes.
Housed in State Mental Hospital (SMH) in Oolampara earlier, the inmates were brought to the care home after their families refused to accept them back even though they were completely cured.
Tomato prices have been under pressure for more than a month now on account of supply disruptions caused due to heavy rainfall in the key producing regions.
The rising vegetable prices have motivated some thieves to conduct nighttime thefts, causing anxiety among traders.
Rain-fed Sundargarh district that witnesses surplus vegetable production often leading to distress sale has been in the throes of shortage this year leading to skyrocketing prices.
The unexpected price rise of vegetables has forced the hotel owners to increase the price of several menu items.
The protestors raised slogans against the government and demanded immediate steps to bring down the prices.
Rates of chilli, bean and tomato range from Rs 75 to Rs 105; officials suggest implementation of mitigation measures
It's not only tomatoes, the cost of onions, one of the crucial ingredients for many food items, has also witnessed a hike with a kilo sold for over Rs 30.
The price of tomato, which was Rs 30 per kg ten days ago, seen a hike up to Rs 45 in Rythu Bazaar.
In 2005, I tied the knot with Rajanarayan, a purchasing agent in Tiruppur,” recollects Priya.