These days the prices of vegetables have increased rapidly in most cities of the country. Amidst all this, the price of lemon has caught everyone’s attention. The price of lemon has gone up to Rs 350-400 per kg. Rising lemon prices have affected not only the consumers but also the shopkeepers. But in the end the price of lemons skyrocketed. we say
There is a shortage of lemons all over the country. The biggest reason is that the parts of the country where lemon is produced on a large scale are facing severe heat. Summer has affected lemon production. Lemon fruits are getting destroyed in the early days, which is affecting the production significantly. Due to strong winds and heat, lemon flowers are falling due to which production is affected. This is also a big reason.
Lemon is widely grown in regions like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It is getting hot in these areas. The heat has affected the product. Transport charges have increased due to rising prices of petrol and diesel. Shortage of lemon on the one hand and increase in transport charges on the other are both responsible for inflation.
It is being said that this time along with lower yields, diesel prices are also largely responsible for the rise in lemons coming from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Freight rates have also increased by 15% due to hike in diesel prices. Due to this the price of lemon has doubled.
Wedding season has also started. The demand for this specialty has increased significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals. Production is low and demand is high, leading to an increase in the price of lemons. From sugarcane juice to lemonade, lemons are needed everywhere in summer. In such a situation, the prices of lemons have gone up even these days. At this time Navratri is going on and it is the month of Ramadan. Lemon is also used more during fasting and fasting. Presently production is low and demand is high.