Prices of vegetables and fruits in Delhi-NCR are likely to spiral as supplies have halved at Azadpur Mandi, which caters to more than half of the population of the National Capital Region, because trucks are not reaching there amid the farmers’ protest.
"Supplies have gone down by 40-50 per cent due to the farmers' protest. We are also earning our bread by selling vegetables and fruits. If the protest continues, there will be a scarcity of vegetables and fruits in Delhi-NCR and prices are likely to go up. Labourers and trucks drivers will also be impacted,” said a trader.
Several rounds of talks between the government and some farmer leaders have failed. Monday was the 12th day of the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march called by farmer unions from across the country, particularly from Punjab and Haryana.
Thousands of farmers continue to camp on Delhi's borders against the three farm laws, passed by Parliament in September, which have sparked India’s biggest farm protests in years.