Bhopal (New World Representative). Despite the fall in the wholesale prices of oil and pulses, there is no effect of the fall in the retail market. The situation is that the toor dal which is being sold at Rs 95 to 98 per kg in the wholesale market of the capital goes up to Rs 120 to 130 per kg when it reaches the customers. Same is the case with soybean oil. Profits up to Rs 10 are being earned from customers on one kg of oil. Due to lack of control on prices, profiteering has increased. In such a situation, the pockets of the customers are being cut.
In the Corona curfew, the district administration had allowed about 150 small and big grocery shops to do home delivery of goods, while the retail shops in the city alone are more than six thousand. In such a situation, many shopkeepers sold goods at arbitrary prices. If the price of oil was taken up to Rs 170 a kg, then the prices of toor dal, gram flour, sugar, tea leaves, groundnut, sago, flour etc. also increased. Despite the lifting of restrictions on grocery shops in curfew, there has been no significant reduction in the price.
Toor dal sold at Rs 96 a kg
Toor dal prices stood at Rs 96 per kg in the capital’s wholesale market on Thursday. For the last one week, the prices of pulses are running between Rs 95 to Rs 98, but it was sold at retail shops for Rs 130 per kg.
Oil price Rs 150 per kg
In the last one week, oil is running in the range of Rs 150 to 155 per kg. On Thursday, the price was Rs 150, while it is being sold at retail outlets for Rs 160 to 165. That is, profit is being made from 10 to 15 rupees on one kg of oil.