New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) Delhi may face problems in supply of fresh vegetables, fruits and other perishables in next week in case the farmers’ stir in neighbouring states intensifies in the coming days.Also Read - Rats Destroy Rs 2 Lakh Cash That Telangana Farmer Saved For His Surgery, Minister Offers Help
Trucks carrying vegetables, fruits and other food items reached Delhi today but if the farmers resort to strict enforcement of cutting supply to the cities, the situation may deteriorate from next week, said Adil Khan, chairman of Azadpur Mandi. Also Read - Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor Meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, Punjab Elections Likely on Agenda
“The mandis in Delhi have stocks of the vegetables and other items. The stocks are enough to meet demand for next two days. After that, if fresh supplies do not arrive, situation may worsen,” he said. Also Read - International Travel Update: Germany, Norway And Iceland Reopens Visa Application Centres in India
The retail prices of vegetables in city’s different areas were reportedly already up by 20-50 per cent, with the buzz of the farmers’ strike.
Farmers in 10 states, including Delhi’s neighbours Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP, have given a call of a 10-day strike. Protesting farmers dumped vegetables, milk and other farm produce on roads and blocked supplies to cities in several states yesterday as they launched the agitation to press for their demands including loan waiver and right price for crops.
Farmer organisations have also called for boycott of mandis or wholesale markets in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Mahrashtra, leading to fears of shortage and price rise.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.