Fluctuating fuel price affects vegetable pricing | Times of India

Kolhapur: The traders in the city believe that a constant change in fuel prices is contributing to an exorbitant rise in the prices of food grains, pulses and vegetables.

For the last two months, the dynamic pricing of fuel is being implemented by the petrol pump operators. The fuel prices are modified on a daily basis. The diesel price which is used for transporting vehicles has increased by an average of Rs 6 per litre in the last one year.

The fuel prices directly depends on international price of crude oil. During the past two months, days when the prices were slashed marginally are few as against the days when the prices were increased.

Kishor Tandale, president of Kolhapur grain merchants’ association said, “The transporters have increased their service charges from Rs 20 to Rs 40 per quintal of food grain that they transport. The result is that the prices have increased by at least Rs 5 to Rs 6 per kilogram of food grain procured by the customers.”

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