Bhubaneswar: No respite appears to be in retailer for the customers as potato costs are following the trajectory of onion and have been rising in a number of components of Odisha.
Potato was being bought at Rs 35 per kg in Bhubaneswar whereas volatility in its retail costs was noticed in several components of the State at this time. Shoppers at the moment are paying Rs 30 per kg of potato in Cuttack, between Rs 28 and Rs 32 in Puri and Rs 25 to Rs 30 in a number of retail markets in Berhampur.
“Each onions and potatoes are important greens for any family. We had stopped procuring onions after the costs touched Rs 120-per-kilo mark final yr,” mentioned Kishore, a resident of Cuttack.
Kishore knowledgeable that State relies on neighbouring West Bengal for assembly its personal potato necessities. Nevertheless, because the potato manufacturing in West Bengal has seen a drop, its influence is now being felt in Odisha.