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Updated Tue, 12 Apr 2022 0600 PM IST
In the survey of LocalCircles, questions and answers were taken from families living in 311 districts across the country. The report included responses from 11,800 households. Based on these responses, it is claimed that about 87 percent of Indian households are affected by the rising prices of vegetables since March.
Survey conducted in 311 districts
The survey was conducted by LocalCircle and question-answered households living in 311 districts across the country. The report included responses from 11,800 households. Based on these responses, it is claimed that about 87 percent of Indian households are affected by the rising prices of vegetables since March. Of these, 37 per cent of the respondents said that they are experiencing an increased expenditure of more than 25 per cent on vegetables. The survey results are an example of why prices of some vegetables skyrocketed last month. Lemon has squeezed people.
These figures came out in the survey report
36 per cent of the survey respondents said that they are paying 10-25 per cent more on vegetables than in the past one month. However, 14 per cent of the households involved said that they are now paying 0 to 10 per cent more for the same amount of vegetables as compared to the previous month. Apart from this, at least 25 percent of the households surveyed believed that they had to spend 25 to 50 percent more on vegetables for a month, while another five percent believed that they had to spend the same amount of vegetables as compared to March. For this, additional 50 to 100 percent extra pockets had to be loosened.
64 percent men, 36 percent women
According to the report, Indian citizens were registered in this survey on the basis of their valid documents. In this, about 64 percent of the respondents were men, while 36 percent of the respondents were women. Apart from this, 48 percent of these were from Tier-1 cities and 29 percent from Tier-2 cities. While the remaining 23 percent of the respondents were from Tier-3 and Tier-4 cities and rural districts. Seven per cent of those surveyed claimed that they were paying more than double the amount for the same quantity. Only four per cent of those surveyed believed that prices remained unchanged and seven per cent said they were unable to differentiate between then and now.
Effect of edible oil prices
While on the one hand the budget of the kitchen has been disturbed due to the increase in the prices of vegetables, on the other hand the increase in the price of edible oils has also added fuel to the fire. According to a report released in this regard, about 29 percent of Indian households have cut down on the amount of edible oil they use. At the same time, due to the increase in the prices of raw materials, due to the increased prices, 17 percent has reduced the expenditure on it. According to LocalCircle, one out of every two households is saving in terms of oil. The prices of cooking oils, including sunflower, groundnut oil and canola, have risen by 50 to 70 per cent over pre-Covid levels in the past, due to the geopolitical situation created by the Russo-Ukraine war. Is.
Inflation increasing health risks
According to the report, India imports about 85 per cent of soybean oil from Argentina and Brazil. Apart from this, 90 percent of sunflower oil is imported from Russia and Ukraine. While Indonesia and Malaysia are the major exporters of palm oil to India. The report said the jump in the prices of edible oils is affecting the budgets and consumption patterns of households. With edible oil prices rising sharply over the past 12 months, half of the households said they were consuming the same amount as before, while half were experiencing higher payments every month. The report said the rise in the prices of edible oils is forcing low and middle income households to opt for cheaper and lower quality oils, which could potentially pose health risks. It may be mentioned here that in December last year, the government reduced the import duty on refined palm oil to 12.5 per cent from 17.5 per cent to check commodity prices.
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