Vegetable prices likely to climb 20-25%: Assocham

Prices of vegetables are likely to jump 20-25 per cent in coming days as untimely rains and hailstorms have damaged crops, says a study.

Price rise forces switch over to pre-cooked foods: Survey

Steep rise in prices of fruits and vegetables have forced over 55 percent of middle and low income groups to switch over to pre-cooked and ready-to-eat food items to keep the kitchen budget intact, says a survey by industry body Assocham.

Legal action against price fixers: Bengal minister

Stating that soaring prices of vegetables is a "created" phenomenon, West Bengal Agricultural Marketing Minister Arup Roy Sunday said legal action will be taken against those who are "intentionally" and "artificially" increasing the prices.