With dry fruit prices hitting sky high, this Diwali was a tough choice for the residents. This Diwali season dry fruits have almost doubled in their prices giving a huge pinch in the pockets of the customers. Some of the most bought dry fruits like Cashew, nuts, pistas, almonds, and walnuts have seen a steep rise in prices with many people preferring to find alternatives. Pista is priced at 500 per kg in the wholesale market depending on the quality. Almonds are priced at Rs 335 to 350 per kg with raisons costing Rs 80 to 100 per kg. Even buying the dry fruits packages costs from Rs 150 to Rs 1500. A shopkeeper at Vashi voiced that despite steep prices, people are still going ahead and buying them. With cameraperson Kala Jadhav Jan Cabral for NMTV News.
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