Vegetarian thali became 9% more expensive in May due to rise in onion and tomato prices

Mumbai. The average cost of a vegetarian thali rose by nine percent in May. A report released on Thursday attributed this to the rise in the prices of onion, tomato and potato. The monthly ‘Roti Chawal Rate’ report of Crisil Market Intelligence and Analysis said that vegetarian thali has become expensive. However, the fall in the price of broiler chicken has reduced the cost of non-vegetarian food. According to the report, the price of vegetarian food increased to Rs 27.8 per thali in May as compared to Rs 25.5 in the same period a year ago. Whereas in April, a month ago, the price of a vegetarian thali was Rs 27.4.

This thali mainly consists of roti, vegetables (onion, tomato and potato), rice, dal, curd and salad. The report attributes the total increase in the price of vegetarian thali to a 39 percent increase in the price of tomatoes, 41 percent in potatoes and 43 percent in onions. According to the Crisil report, “The prices of these vegetables increased due to low arrival of onions due to a sharp decrease in the area of ​​​​Rabi crops and low arrival of potatoes due to crop failure in West Bengal.” Apart from this, the prices of rice and pulses also increased by 13 percent and 21 percent respectively.

However, the cost of vegetarian thali did not see any further increase as the prices of cumin, chilli and vegetable oil fell by 37 per cent, 25 per cent and eight per cent respectively. In contrast, the cost of non-vegetarian thali fell to Rs 55.9 in May from Rs 59.9 in the same period a year ago. This is also lower than the price of Rs 56.3 per thali in April, 2024. All other ingredients in the non-vegetarian thali are the same, but lentils are replaced by chicken meat. The report said that a 16 per cent decline in the prices of broiler chicken is the main reason for the decline in the cost of non-vegetarian thali on an annual basis. Broiler accounts for 50 per cent of the total price of non-vegetarian thali.

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