Hyderabad: With Id-ul-Fitr approaching, the prices of handmade semiya have shot up overnight. A kilogram of handmade vermicelli is sold between Rs 450 and Rs 500 as against Rs 300 till last week.
“Demand has shot up and hence the price increase. There is a shortage of handmade vermicelli in the market. With Id approaching people want to have it. The prices were increased by the seviyan ‘vermicelli’ makers,” said Mr Dilavar Ali, a trader at Mir Alam Mandi.
He said that people from far off districts and even from Maharashtra and Karnataka who visit the Old City for Ramzan shopping also purchase the handmade vermicelli. “Earlier the handmade semiya was an important ingredient for sheer khurma. Of late, people are using the machine-made version, as its cheaper and is easily available,” he said.
Mr Naseer Ahmed, a semiya maker from Dabeerpura, said handmade vermicelli was comparatively costlier. “Handmade vermicelli is thicker than the machine-made version, and it is quite cumbersome to make it. Handmade semiya is costlier as maida is used in making it while it is not so in the machine made vermicilli,” he said.
“To cater to the demand we start making it at least six months before the month of Ramzan. The shopkeepers place order months before and keep the stock at their shops,” Mr Mohd Ismail, another vermicelli maker, said.
There are only a handful of families who now prepare semiya by hand. They are settled in Dabeerpura, Ghode ki Khabar, Yakutpura and Chaderghat of the Old City. “The next generation next is not interested in the hard job,” Mr Ismail said.
Mr Rao had provided for finance corporations, community bhavans, artisan tool kits, sheep for shepherds, a TRS leader said.
Mr Gowda said the Centre had granted Rs 5,200 crore just for reviving one project, Ramagundam Fertilisers
This exercise is aimed at exposing the disproportionate assets and wealth of the candidates.
The Rajya Sabha member says he paid `200cr as income-tax in past 4 years.
Mr Kishore said booth level officers would verify the NRIs Indian address mentioned in Form 6A and issue voter ID within seven days.
They allege that they need to pay Rs 100 at the minimum, and paying even Rs 50 is asking for more trouble.
BJP youth wing books Bison Polo for October 27, 28.
India, chasing a target of 72 runs in the second Test against West Indies, comfortably won the game with all 10 wickets in hand.
Sources said this was done because of the differences between the Lambada and Adivasis.
He alleged that the PM and Mr Rao were planning to win the elections by doing illegal things.
TRS MLC from Ramulu Naik on Sunday reportedly met Telangana Congress affairs in-charge R.C. Khuntia at a private hotel on Sunday.
The campaigning period for the Assembly elections is usually less than 30 days, but this time it has stretched to 90.