Due to the continuous increase in the price of flour, the difficulties of bread and rusk factories have increased. The earnings of small factories may not have increased, but the cost of production has increased by Rs 1.5 to Rs 2 lakh. Many bread factories are preparing to reduce production. On the other hand, the bread and rusk making factories are mobilizing once again to increase the prices.
Flour is widely used in bread, rusk, bakery, biscuit and cake making factories. There are more than 100 small and big factories of bread, rusks and cakes in the city. Even in small factories, at least 25 quintals of fine flour is used daily. On the other hand, up to 750 quintals of fine flour is being used daily in big factories. In the last one month, the prices of fine flour have increased by Rs 100 to Rs 200 per quintal. In such a situation, the cost of production of those operating small factories is increasing from two and a half to five thousand rupees daily.
Ravi Tripathi, who has set up a rusk factory, says that ‘In the last one month, the cost of production has increased by Rs 1.5 lakh due to the increase in the prices of fine flour, while the earnings have not increased by a single rupee. Right now the prices of flour are expected to increase till March. In such a situation, it is not possible to continue the production without increasing the prices. On the other hand, Vivek Kumar, who operates the bakery factory, says that efforts are being made to reach an agreement with other factories to increase the prices. Madan Agrahari, a wholesaler in Mahewa, told that ‘the prices of flour and maida are increasing continuously. The demand for flour and flour increases in winter. Due to the imbalance in demand and supply, the prices are continuously increasing.
Atta and Maida are continuously becoming expensive
Wheat flour and maida are continuously getting costlier. The prices of flour range from Rs 3250 to Rs 4200 per quintal. Bran and oatmeal are extracted from flour worth Rs.3250. In such a situation, it is used more in hotels only. Restaurant operator Vishal Srivastava says that the branded flour has increased up to Rs 400 a quintal in a month. Bread prices cannot be prevented from rising for a long time. Maida is also being sold from Rs 3200 to Rs 4400 per quintal. Grocery businessman Virendra Maurya says that there is a difference of up to eight rupees per kg in the prices of sacks and packet flour.
Prices of pasta, macaroni and vermicelli also increased
The effect of prices is also visible on the prices of Pasta, Macaroni to Vermicelli. Chamber of Traders President Anoop Kishore Agarwal says that it is a matter of honor that there is no demand for Holi goods. There is a slight increase in prices due to low demand. If the demand for marriage will increase then the prices of Pasta, Macaroni, Vermicelli to Chowmein may increase.