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Kochi: The price of red chilli is soaring in the state. Reportedly, there has been a hike of Rs 50 within two weeks. The retail price of 1 kg chilli has now gone up from Rs 290 to Rs 340.
The price of chilli per kilogram was around Rs 110, a year back. However, now there has been a two-fold increase and the wholesale price of high-quality red chilli has risen to Rs 225 - Rs 320.
In addition, the price of dried Kashmiri chillies has gone up significantly.
In Kerala, most of the chillies are brought from Andhra Pradesh. According to the vendors, the shortage of stock is the reason for the current price hike.
“The crop damage due to heavy rains has adversely affected the stocks,” said the vendors.
Meanwhile, the retail price of green chillies has decreased by Rs 10, in comparison with Ocotber.