Agricultural commodities' prices rise on logistic and supply disruptions

Abundance of availability to cool down their prices in the weeks to come

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Data showed retail prices of almost all commodities jumped between March and June in both Mumbai and Delhi

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
Retail prices of agricultural commodities have jumped sharply in the past three months because of supply chain disruptions since the lockdown was imposed on March 25 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The data compiled by the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution showed retail prices of almost all commodities jumped in the past three months till June-end in both Mumbai and Delhi. Though cereal prices remained a bit resilient — both rice and wheat went up by a mere 3 per cent since March — the cost of pulses and edible oil has skyrocketed because of transport disruptions. 

In contrast, prices of all these commodities in wholesale markets have either declined or remained flat since March because of

First Published: Jul 02 2020 | 7:19 PM IST

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