Onion prices continued to hover around Rs 60 per kg across retail markets in Punjab and Haryana, while peas jumped to Rs 80-100 per kg.
After witnessing a steep hike from Rs 30 per kg a fortnight back, onion prices have been hovering around Rs 60 per kg for the past few days, traders said today.
They said it was not just the price of onion, which was in short supply from source point, adversely hitting the common man's budget, but many other vegetables too had become expensive.
Due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and many parts of Punjab and Haryana during the past few days, the price of tomato too had jumped to around Rs 40 per kg as against Rs 20-30 a few days back.
The prices of peas have soared to Rs 80-100 per kg as against Rs 50-60 on Thursday, they said.
Cauliflower prices have climbed sharply from Rs 40-50 per kg to Rs 80 per kg.
Lady finger, which was readily available for around Rs 30 per kg just a few days back, is now selling at Rs 50 per kg. The prices of gourd had jumped from Rs 25 per kg to Rs 40-Rs 50 per kg. Brinjal, too, has become expensive at Rs 40-Rs 50 per kg.
Ginger prices, meanwhile, continued to hover around Rs 50 for 250 gram.
Among the fruits, prices of apples had come down sharply after abundant supplies have reached the markets from Himachal Pradesh and J&K.
A good quality apple from Himachal is available here for Rs 50-Rs 60 per kg as against earlier Rs 100-Rs 120 per kg.
However, as the season of king of fruits - mango – is nearing its end, the prices of many of its varieties have started to soar.