[06 July 13] Indian food prices spike as rains hit supply - English

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Over the last week vegetable prices in north India have been rising sharply due to heavy rains which damaged crops and caused shortage of supplies. According to traders in okhla vegetable market the heavy rainfall in have also hampered the supply chain thus the prices have risen .Traders say the supplies of various vegetables have reduced drastically and may get worse if heavy rains continue to fall. India has received about 54% more rainfall than usual in this monsoon season and in the northern states of uttarakhand and himachal Pradesh floods and landslides have left thousands of people dead and tens of thousands stranded.

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