In Siliguri, prices of vegetable vegetables are touching the sky due to the closure of the haat market, frequent rains, floods and lockdowns. The situation has become that vegetables have become scarce even for the general category. Lady finger, tomato, brinjal, cabbage, potato are all such green vegetables, their value is so much that you will forget to take the vegetables. Brinjal is selling ₹ 80 kg, tomato 80 to ₹ 90 kg, potato 30 to ₹ 35 kg, lady finger is selling 60 kg. That is, if there are two to four people in your family, then you will be earning only in vegetables per day. Anyway, due to the continuous lockdown in Siliguri, the income of the people has reduced by less than half. In such a situation, running a family is no longer easy. The city of Siliguri, which was suffering from Coronavirus, which once housed the rich and poor, is today far away from them. Daily laborers, laborers are forced to flee. Small traders and shopkeepers are forced to close their shops.
At one time, Siliguri sheltered the migrants from outside in search of work. No one thought then that this city will one day beat cities like Mumbai, Chennai in terms of inflation of green vegetables. If vegetables are expensive in cities like Mumbai, Chennai, then the income of the people there is also better than Siliguri. The surprising thing is that inflation has crossed the peak in Siliguri, while income has come down by less than half. In such a situation, everyone’s dream seems shattered. Adjustment problems are coming in somewhere.
We talked to many vegetable vendors and tried to know why vegetables have become so expensive, so it came to know that constantly in rain Due to which the crop of farmers has been destroyed, due to which vegetables have become expensive. Due to the lockdown from the top, due to the closure of the haat market, the sellers are not reaching the market nor is the goods coming from outside. In this situation, the stock of vegetables is becoming less. On the other hand, it was also learned that many traders are deliberately creating shortage of vegetables by hoarding and taking the advantage of ignoring the administration, they are selling vegetables to small traders at an expensive price. Consumers are upset. Whom should they make their complaint? Because there is also a lockdown and the administration is focused on breaking the Corona chain at this time. It is being expressed that green vegetables will touch a century here.