Added on: 07/17/2010
Shimla / Mumbai / Jaipur, July 17 (ANI): People across the northern part of India are feeling the effects of incessant rains and floods. Heavy rains have damaged crops, resulting in high prices of vegetables. The gasoline price hike has also added to the increase in prices. As a result, transporters bringing in vegetables from other states have increased their fares, in turn pinching the pocket of the common man. Meanwhile, Farmers are earning good profits as their vegetables are going some way in easing the shortfall. Many consumers, left with no option, have lessened their purchases of vegetables in order to make ends meet amid the spiraling inflation.