Porotta, tea get costlier | Restaurant food burns a hole in the pocket

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With the rising cost of fuel and LPG cylinders in the country, the prices of essential commodities have soared and the common man is struggling to manage the household budget. The price of food items has also been increased in Kerala.

The price of porotta and tea has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 12 at restaurants. The price of black coffee too has been increased from Rs 8 to Rs 10. Puffs are priced at Rs 18, while special coffee at Rs 20. Traders say the price was increased by two rupees after four years because they could not keep up with the rising prices of commodities.

Prices of meat go up

It has been long since chicken dishes stopped being a lavish meal for middle-class families. But as prices began to soar, several people have cut down on chicken curries.

During the Easter festivities, the price of broiler chicken was Rs 138 - Rs 150 per kg. The price of broiler chicken went up by Rs 5 - Rs 10 the other day. The price of naadan chicken was Rs 180 - Rs 200. Beef was priced at Rs 360 per kg, pork at Rs 270 - Rs 280, and mutton at Rs 700.

Veggies & rice too

The hike in fuel rates is the main reason for the rise in the prices of vegetables and rice. Kerala is mainly dependent on Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for vegetables. With the increase in freight rates, the price of parboiled rice (Puzhukkalari)

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