Soaring tomato and onion prices has led to a significant rise in home-cooked veg thali and non-veg thalis in India. Comparatively, the price of non-veg thalis surged at a slower pace as compared to veg thalis this is due to a dip of 1-3 per cent in broiler chicken prices. Read on to know more about this.
Cost Of Home-cooked Veg Thalis Increase By 10% & Non-Veg Thalis By 5%
As per a report by Deccan Herald, in November, the cost of vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis have gone up as per a Crisil MI&A Research report. This uptick is due to a 58 per cent rise in onion prices and a 35 per cent increase in tomato prices. The prices rose due to two reasons —the festive season and the lower harvest in the Kharif season due to erratic rainfall. In November, the cost of a home-cooked veg thali and non-veg thali increased by 10 per cent and 5 per cent respectively.
When it comes to non-veg thalis, the rise in prices is a little lighter on the pocket. This is because of the drop in broiler chicken prices by 1-3 per cent, which accounts for 50 per cent of the cost of a non-veg thali. On the other hand, the cost of veg thalis increased by a whopping 9 per cent. The 93 per cent rise in onion prices and 15 per cent increase in tomato price is responsible for this.
Costliest In 3 Months Due To Unseasonal Rains & More
And it’s not just onion and tomatoes, even the rise in pulse prices has led to the steep rise in home-cooked veg thalis. The cost of pulses like rajma, channa and others account for 9 per cent of the total cost of the veg thali. And the cost of pulses itself increased by 21 per cent.
Keep in mind that the average cost of home-cooked thali is calculated based on input prices in North, South, East and West India. The monthly prices indicate the effect on the expenditure for the common man. The numbers also show how the prices of major individual ingredients can impact the cost of the thali. This includes ingredients like broiler, vegetables, edible oil, cooking gas, pulses, cereal and spices.
The prices of an average veg thali and non-veg thali are the highest in three months. In November, a vegetarian thali cost ₹30.3 which is a ₹2.8 or 10 per cent increase from the previous month. In November 2022, the same thali costed ₹27.7 which shows a rise of 9 per cent or ₹2.6. On analysing the monthly increase in prices, one can understand that the sharp rise in onion prices is one of the key reasons for the significant rise in thalis.
As per the National Horticulture Board data, onion prices increased by 40 per cent in November from the previous month. The unseasonal rains attributed to the rise in onion prices by 75 per cent in October from September.
How have you coped with the increase in home-cooked veg thali and non-veg thali?
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