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Ganesh Utsav 2019: Dry fruit prices soar just ahead of the festival

Compared to the last year's prices, this year the consumers will have to pay 25 per cent more for dry fruits as Mumbai welcomes Ganpati Bappa

Ganesh Utsav 2019: Dry fruit prices soar just ahead of the festival
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One of the country's most vibrant festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi is all set to begin soon and as it draws closer, Mumbaikars have begun preparations for the same. However, it seems like the devotees will have to think twice before offering dry fruits as 'prasad' to the deity since its prices have soared just days before the festival. 

The country is already witnessing an economic slowdown and amidst the bearishness, dry fruit prices have risen by 25 per cent as compared to the last year's prices. Meanwhile, the major concern is for the devotees who welcome Ganpati Bappa at home as the prices have soared just a week prior to Ganesh Chaturthi. 

The dry fruits are in constant demand during festivals and accordingly, due to the growing demand, the traders have increased the prices by 25 per cent this year. The delicacies arrive in Mumbai from nations such as Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq, which might also be one of the reasons for the inflated prices.


Dry Fruit Prices

Dry Fruit
Price (₹/per kg)
Almonds
980 - 1200 
Cashews
1250 - 2600
Raisins
1100 - 2200
Figs
1500 - 2800
Salted Pistachio
1900 - 3500
Plain Pistachio
3200
Walnuts
1300 - 2400
Apricots
1100 - 1600
Dates
480 - 1100
Mamra Almonds
3000 - 6800
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