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India's farming input inflation saw marginal dip in last few months

WPI-based food inflation remained subdued since November last year, but rose in July, higher than the consumer price index inflation at 11.51 per cent

The man on the street is being hit hard by surging prices of veggies such as lemons, beans, ladyfingers
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Sanjeeb MukherjeeIndivjal Dhasmana New Delhi

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Vegetable prices pushed the retail food inflation to 14.25 per cent in July owing to the high prices of vegetables, with tomato leading the pack, along with pulses, cereals, and even spices.

WPI-based food inflation remained subdued since November last year, but rose in July, higher than the consumer price index inflation at 11.51 per cent.

Analysts and policymakers believe that inflation in some items, mainly vegetables, would come down due to seasonal factors. In contrast, for others, supply-side factors need to be addressed to ensure that their demand is met adequately.

The moot question in this matrix is — Are the farmers

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First Published: Aug 28 2023 | 10:40 PM IST

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