Women share family budget shaking with rising fuel prices

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Indore: With petrol prices reaching Rs 99.36 per liter and diesel at Rs 89.93 per liter in Indore, it is not just transport facilities that are affected. Every household today faces a major challenge of double inflation on basic needs.

The continuous rise in gasoline and diesel prices has made vegetables and fruits more expensive by at least 10% in the city, thus affecting the household budget a lot. Fuel prices play a major role in determining the prices of vegetables and fruits.

Most basic necessities including groceries, vegetables and consumables have already seen a major spike after the lockdown that was imposed to control Covid-19 in 2020. Now with rising fuel prices , transport is more expensive and equally!

Women looking after households during the difficult times of the pandemic now face another challenge of preparing a well-balanced meal for their family with prices skyrocketing every day.

Sharing how rising fuel prices have affected every household, some working women who are also part of various groups and organizations including FICCI Flo Indore.

Women shared the effect of rising fuel prices on households!

The basic direct climb is…

“Gasoline and LPG are both an integral part of women’s lives, whether working or housekeeping, and their steady increase creates an imbalance in family budgets at all levels of society. The household’s entire travel budget is changed each time the gasoline surge occurs.Each family member owns at least one vehicle today, so the total gasoline consumption increases consecutively with the rise in oil every time.” – Meetu Kohli

Kavita Gupta

“The cost of transportation to move vegetables from farm to market has increased with fuel prices and this is reflected in rising commodity prices. Although often considered slight, the change is quite major when it comes to regular consumables like fruits and vegetables. The seller now sells the same fruits and vegetables at an inflated price of 10% often, 15 and 20% also depending on the locality. – Kavita Gupta

Mamta Bakliwal

“Business has barely picked up properly after the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, and now the continued rise in fuel prices could bring many businesses down. It is not possible to inflate the selling price in all sectors as basic needs. However, with fuel prices soaring, most companies have no choice. Salaries and businesses are struggling, while our household bills are even rising by Rs 5,000 per month, due to rising fuel prices and consequent inflation of every item. The increase in bills is much greater in most families. – Mamta Bakliwal

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Posted: Thursday March 4th 2021, 6:50 PM IST

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