Veg thali gets dearer by 10 pc in Juneon onion, tomato price jump: Crisil
   Date :06-Jul-2024

Veg thali
THE average cost of a vegetarian thali became dearer by 10 percentinJuneduetothejump in onion, potato, and tomato prices, a report said on Friday. However, a decline in the broiler price contributed to a decrease in the cost of a nonvegetarian meal, as per Crisil Market Intelligence and Analysis’ monthly “Roti Rice Rate” report. The cost of veg thali, which comprises roti, vegetables (onions, tomatoes and potatoes),rice, dal, curd and salad, increased10percenttoRs29.4 per plate in June from Rs 26.7 intheyear-agoperiod,andwas higher when compared to Rs 27.8 in May 2024, it said.
The overall hike in vegetarian thali prices is attributed to a 30 per centincrease inprices of tomato, 59 per cent in potato and 46 per cent in onion. In the case of onion, there werelowerarrivalsduetoasignificant drop in rabi acreage, while potato witnessed lower yields due to unseasonal rainfall in March, it said. On the surge in tomato prices, it said virus infestation inthesummercropduetohigh temperatures in key growing regions of Karnataka and AndhraPradeshreducedtomato arrivals by 35 per cent yearon-year.
Additionally, there was a 13 per centincrease in rice prices due to a dip in acreage, resulting in subdued arrivals, while the pulse prices rose 22 per cent owing to a dry spell in key kharifmonths, the report said. In the case of non-vegetarian thali, which comprises all the same ingredients but dal gets replaced by chicken, the price declined to Rs 58 in June as compared to Rs 60.5 in the year-ago period, but was considerably higher when comparedwiththeprecedingMay’s price of Rs 55.9 per thali. As per the report, non-vegetarianthalicostsdeclineddue to a decrease in broiler prices byaround14percentyear-onyear,oversupplyandlowerfeed cost as against last year. The report said the hike in the prices of both vegetable and non-vegetable meals prices when compared with thepreviousmonthwas largelydue tothe surge invegetable prices, it said