The COVID-19 situation is continuing to prevail in India, affecting daily life. Petrol prices are increasing, which resulted in the rise of vegetables and fruit rates in the national capital. Due to the daily increasing petrol price of petrol and diesel, the transportation cost has been increasing which resulted in making food products costlier for customers, said transporters.
Delhi's Azadpur is the biggest wholesale market in Asia. Daily vegetables and fruits reach the market in the early morning using transport vehicles. Then, traders buy vegetables in large quantities and use transportation to move them to the nearby cities and even in local markets.
Moving vegetables from one place to another is important in selling the final produce. Transportation which depends on petrol and diesel when the rates are increased it results in raising the costs of vegetables. “Since transportation costs have increased recently due to the rise in petrol price, the market has become costlier. Resulting in decreasing the sale of vegetables," a vegetable seller in the Azadpur market said.
The rise of petrol prices has been continuously increased by oil companies for the last 21 days.