Village vs City: Inflation witch is sitting with a horoscope; Prices of essential things are not decreasing in villages


In the country in October, inflation has been higher in cities than villages, but despite this, the prices of many essential items in villages are much higher than in cities. These include items ranging from food items to everyday use. At the same time, the inflation rate is seen higher than the national average in many states of the country.

According to the data, the inflation rate in rural areas of the country is 4.07 percent, while in urban areas this figure has been at 5.04 percent. Among these, the prices of many essential and food-related items such as cereals and related products, meat and fish, eggs, oil and ghee, pulses, sugar, spices and footwear have increased significantly compared to last year.

Inflation increasing the cost of transportation

Experts believe that inflation keeps on increasing and decreasing directly according to the demand and supply. Also, in today’s era, transportation also contributes to increase in prices. Delivery of goods in rural areas becomes more expensive than in urban areas.

inflation rises again

According to the latest data of the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, the consumer price index inflation has decreased this year as compared to October last year, but it has seen an increase compared to the month of September. Inflation in October stood at 4.48 per cent as against 4.35 in September. Whereas last year this figure was at 7.61 percent.

condition of Uttar Pradesh

There has been a slight fall in the prices of pulses and oil in the capital Lucknow, but the prices of other vegetables, including tomatoes and potatoes, have risen. There has been a slight decline in the prices of pulses. In Bahraich district of the state, there has been an unexpected increase in inflation in rural areas as compared to the city. Shopkeepers in rural areas of Bahraich say that they pick up goods from the city. From there to the village, the cost has increased due to the increase in the cost. In Ayodhya district, inflation has increased significantly in rural areas as compared to the city. There tomatoes are being sold for Rs 90 per kg. The main reason for the rise in inflation in Sitapur is the increase in freight charges. People are linking it to rising oil prices. After reaching the retail markets of the district from the wholesale market, pulses have become costlier by 15% in three months. The prices of green chillies and green coriander have increased by thirty percent in Sitapur. There has been an increase of fifteen to thirty percent in chappals and footwear. In Gonda, rice, ghee, spices are also being sold at higher prices in villages than in cities. In Moradabad, the rates of pulses, rice, ghee, oil, spices etc. are 10 to 20 percent higher in the shops of villages than in the city. That too till then there is a difference in the quality of these goods as well.

things rural inflation urban inflation

Cereals and Products 0.48 0.27

Meat and fish 7.42 6.60

Eggs -0.87 -2.20

Oil and Ghee 36.66 27.90


Pulses 6.03 4.16

Chinese 5.83 4.52

Spices 5.31 3.28

Clothing 8.23 ​​6.38

State Wise Inflation Figures

state inflation

Delhi 6.15%

Haryana 5.32%

Uttarakhand 4.61%

Bihar 2.24%

Jharkhand 2.68%

Uttar Pradesh 4.44%


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