This time lemon has broken all the records due to the rise in the prices of vegetables. Not only in expensive fruits like apples, pomegranates, strawberries, but also lemon has lagged behind in the price of almonds. In many cities of the country, the price of lemon has crossed Rs 400/kg. In such a situation, not only are the prices of lemons touching the sky, but the month of Ramadan is also facing a huge shortage. Although it is a matter of relief that lemon prices will not remain in the sky for long, but there is no hope of relief for one and a half months. The prices will come down only after the new crop of lemon arrives.
According to some vegetable traders, the price of lemon will come down only after the arrival of a new crop of lemon. Although lemon remains in the market throughout the year, but lemon is available from different places throughout the year. Lemon growing states can also supply lemons for only a quarter, after which lemons start coming from elsewhere. Lemons have become very expensive this time. This is due to the fact that the state of Andhra Pradesh had less lemon crop in March-April as compared to the lemon supply. Due to floods in Andhra Pradesh, this time the lemon crop was ruined even before its fruits. Whereas the demand has increased due to Ramadan and summer.
In Delhi’s largest market Azadpur, lemon wholesaler Virendra Jain says that the price of lemon will come down. There will be a slight decrease in the price of lemon after Ramadan. The demand for this specialty has increased significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals. After this, the actual price of lemon which will be less will be around June 10. Lemon starts coming from the state of Karnataka in the month of June, which fulfills the demand of the country. After this, the arrival of lemon starts from Gujarat and Maharashtra in August-September. In such a situation, this cycle of lemon continues.
Jain says that though a large quantity of lemons used to come from Andhra Pradesh every year in March-April, but this time it is due to shortage. This time the lemon crop in Karnataka is also likely to be good. So for a few more days the price of lemon may bother the common man.