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2/11/21

Seasonal rains damage chilli crop to Rs 200 per kg, housewives shed tears, middle class budget disrupted

Chili prices skyrocket:




Most of the chilli plants did not grow properly due to unfavorable weather
The epidemic reduced chilli production by 20 per cent



Currently, the chilli season has started. Marketing yards are overflowing with chili, which is why housewives have also started filling chili. Chuda and Wadhwani in Jhalawar and Gondal chillies in Kathiawar are acclaimed at home and abroad, which has led to stalls for sale of chillies from Surendranagar to Surat, but this year the price of red chilli powder has gone up by Rs 100 to Rs 200 per kg. With the sharpness of the price is bringing tears to the eyes. DivyaBhaskar has prepared a ground report after talking to traders and housewives in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot about the rising prices of chillies and the disrupted budgets of housewives. Tears come to my eyes when I hear the prices of chillies. No need to buy even in small quantities.

Farmers and traders are saying that prices have gone up due to decline in production due to epidemic in chilli crop due to unseasonal rains. Due to unfavorable weather this year, the chilli plants did not grow properly and the epidemic reduced production by 20 per cent. Traders sell chilli spices at 25 per cent higher prices to farmers at lower prices. Thus, low production and epidemics have been the main reasons for this rise in prices.



Compared to December, Patni chillies have declined by 10 to 15 per cent.
Compared to December, Patni chillies have declined by 10 to 15 per cent.

In Ahmedabad, the price of Kashmiri chilli has gone up by Rs 70 to Rs 80 per kg
. If we talk about Ahmedabad, the price of chilli has gone up by Rs 70 to Rs 80 per kg . 80 has increased. Asked about the status of chilli prices, Premajibhai Prajapati, a trader who owns a grocery shop in the Anandnagar area of ​​the city, said that at present, the price of Kashmiri chilli alone ranges from Rs 70 to Rs 70 per kg. 80, while the price of silk, spicy desi chilli has not increased much. Currently, it is one month before the start of the season, so you know when the prices go up and down after a month. Even among consumers, the price hike has not made much of a difference.

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The price has gone up this year due to loss in kumthi chilli crop.
The price has gone up this year due to loss in kumthi chilli crop.

Kumthi chilli prices double in Vadodara, Patni chilli prices fall by 10 to 15 per cent
Kashmiri kumthi chilli prices have doubled this year in Vadodara compared to last year. However, there has been a slight increase in Patni chillies. Girishbhai Navlani, a member of the Baroda Grain Merchants Association and a spice trader at Hathikhana, said there was a 10 to 15 per cent drop in Patni chillies compared to December. Prices have come down as the Patni chilli crop is sufficient. If exports increase, the price of Patni chilli may go up. While Kumthi chillies have increased by 10 to 25 per cent as compared to December. Prices have risen this year due to losses in the kumthi chilli crop, which is unlikely to fall.

Price of chilli per kg in Vadodara

Type of chiliFeb.-2020Dec.-2020Feb.-2021
Kashmiri Kumthi250380500
Patni220250240
Teja240300240
Silk band290300300
Shertha230240240
Gondalia and Kashmiri chillies have gone up by Rs 100 to Rs 150 per kg this year over last year.
Gondalia and Kashmiri chillies have gone up by Rs 100 to Rs 150 per kg this year over last year.

In Surat, the price of each chilli powder has gone up by Rs 40 to 50 per kg.
Speaking of Surat, the price of each chilli powder in Surat has gone up by Rs 40 to 50 per kg as compared to last year, which has affected the housewife's budget. Housewives who take chili all year round every year have had their budgets disrupted due to price hikes.

Ranabhai Vashrambhai Bhojani (owner of Sumit Masala Bhandar) said that different types of chilli powder are sold, such as Reshampatti, Gholar, Desi, Kashmiri. Prices have gone up by Rs 40 to Rs 50 over last year. Prices have gone up due to damage to chilli crop due to late rains. On the one hand, the chilli crop has been damaged and the income has been slow and low. Currently, chillies are being imported from Gondal. However, most of the revenue comes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Price of Maracha per kg in Surat

Type of chili20202021
Kashmiri520600
Desi280340
Silk band320350
Single lady480520
Double bar280320

Rajkot
chilli trader raises price by Rs 100 to Rs 150 per kg in Rajkot
Saurashtra has the highest demand for silk, Gholar and Kashmiri chillies. Gholar i.e. Gondalia and Kashmiri chillies have gone up by Rs 100 to Rs 150 per kg this year over last year, while the prices of hot chillies have been declining. The production of radish chilli is highest in the southern state of Karnataka.


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Talking about the price hike for housewife chilli-powder, housewife Namrataben from Rajkot said that our family is middle class, the price of chillies ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 100. An increase of 150 is also a big thing for us. At present our monthly income is 10 thousand, so this price increase makes a big difference in our monthly expenses. For the affluent class, the price hike is nothing, but for a middle class family like ours, it is too big.

Price of chilli-powder per kg in Rajkot

Silk belt- 380

Gholar-420

Kashmiri- 480

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