In an age where truth be told, the simple act of leading a normal lifestyle and an uncomplicated one is being increasingly stifled, especially at the back of learning how expensive living in urban cities is actually turning out to be, one wonders what can be possibly worse than the news that onions worth 22 lakhs were stolen from a transport truck in India, a few hours back?
While India may surely be a land of promise, bristling with confidence and never devoid of any right opportunity to make something big out of nothing, there’s a catch today where it comes to being in the country.
For locals, there are worrying factors such as the slugging economic growth. Experts, however, suggest that the worse form of a slowdown is yet to arrive.
In prominent metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and others, lifestyle costs are soaring to the skies. You can understand the seriousness of the crises when you realize that there’s trouble with the rising costs of fruits and vegetables!
These are dreadful times where on the one hand the economy is slowing, on the other, one is often found haggling with unemployment and lack of opportunities in the job market.
Yet, we all persist, beside cribbing and rightly so. But what can be worse than knowing the sheer magnitude of loss that the trader, vegetable seller and others involved in the food chain might have had to endure when the news regarding a major stolen consignment, originally for the state of Uttar Pradesh arrived in the news?
It appears that the 40-tonne consignment was for and had to navigate between the two cities of Gorakhpur, in Uttar Pradesh and Nashik, in Maharashtra.
The sad piece of news arrives at a time where the prices of onion are touching the skies, in Gujarat, the same being priced at Rs 90 a kilo.
Here’s the exact detail of the incident:
The incident came to light after a truck carrying the 40-tonne consignment did not arrive at its destination. The truck had left Nashik on November 11 and was supposed to reach Gorakhpur on 22, said Prem Chand Shukla, a wholesale trader.
Superintendent of Police Rajesh Singh Chandel said the truck was found parked in the Tendu police station area, but it was empty.
“We will register a case and arrest the culprits, the superintendent of police told reporters.
The price of onions has skyrocketed in recent months after unseasonal rains led to low yield in several parts of the country.
One can easily understand the true measure of this calamity since not only owning onions today in the average Indian household-where, truth be told, not a day goes by when there’s no onion used- but selling it from the vendor’s perspective is an expensive exercise in itself.
Then, the news that the onions stolen were of a massive consignment surely brings great consolation for the vegetable vendors in this scenario.