Dry fruits prices rise; The Dry Fruits Retailers Association in Jammu has said that prices have increased by up to Rs 250 per kg as the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has hampered imports for the past 15-20 days.
Jyoti Gupta, president of the association, said, “We import many things like almonds, figs, apricots, pistachios, cumin seeds from Afghanistan.” Afghan almonds have become costlier by Rs 200 per kg, pistachios by Rs 250.
Due to the situation prevailing in Afghanistan, imports are not being done for the last 15 days. In such a situation, there is a shortage of dry fruits in the market.
The import of dry fruits from Afghanistan has increased in the last few years. However, the changed circumstances have now led to Taliban rule in Afghanistan. This regime is also expected to have an impact on trade relations between India and Afghanistan. If the situation in Afghanistan does not improve, there may be a shortage of dry fruits in the festive season. Due to the shortage of dry fruits in the markets across the country, the price is likely to increase.