The connection of the rising price of lemon to Gujarat, the price reached Rs 300 to 350 per kg
The price of lemon reaching the general public from the wholesale market has reached from Rs 300 to Rs 350 per kg.
These days the price of lemon is touching the sky in the market. Lemon is also being sold in the wholesale market for Rs 150 a kg. The price of lemon reaching the general public from the wholesale market has reached from Rs 300 to Rs 350 per kg. Agent Jawaharlal, who has been doing lemon business in Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi for 35 years, says that lemon cultivation is mainly done in four to five states of the country, of which Gujarat is important.
The lemon harvest in Gujarat was very good, but last year a cyclonic storm called Touket hit Gujarat and Maharashtra, causing heavy damage to the lemon crop and uprooting many trees. Due to which lemons are coming in the market from Gujarat and Maharashtra. Now lemons are coming in the market from Andhra Pradesh itself, which is why lemons have become so expensive. At the same time, the rising prices of petrol and diesel are also having an effect, but the lack of lemon in the market from Gujarat has not affected the prices of petrol and diesel that much.
Prices unlikely to drop
Lemon prices are unlikely to fall for the next one to two years. It usually takes at least 2 to 3 years for a new crop of lemons to appear. The new trees that will be planted in Gujarat and Maharashtra will take time to be ready. Due to which there will be shortage of lemon coming from Gujarat in the market.
Increased trouble for retailers
Lemon retailers are very upset as the number of people who buy lemons from them has reduced. Aditya, a lemon retailer in Azadpur mandi, says good quality lemons cost Rs 250 per kg. People are buying less. Business has fallen by more than half. There is still no hope as the price of lemons will still rise.
Retailer Somnath Pandey says that there is a shortage of goods, due to which lemons are becoming expensive. Small shopkeepers buy lemons from people, we sell them for Rs 280 a kg, they will go ahead and sell them on their own. Very few customers are coming, who need 2 kg, they are taking only 1 kg, business is useless.