Amid the crisis in Afghanistan, the prices of dry fruit in Kanpur witnessed a surge as imports from Afghanistan have been disrupted following the Taliban's takeover.
The Vice president of Nayaganj dry fruit market, Alankar Omar said that "It was true that the prices of dry fruit here have increased as imports from Afghanistan have been disrupted."
"We know a bit about the crisis in Afghanistan. We import pistachio, almond, fig, dried apricots from Afghanistan. The prices have increased by almost 15-20 percent," he added.
A customer said that he came here to buy dry fruit for his family. He observed that the prices of these products have increased. "I hope that the crisis in that country gets resolved soon," he said.
The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated after the Taliban took control over the capital city Kabul last week. In the build-up to the August 31 deadline, the Taliban has managed to seize the majority of the territory and key border crossings.
The terrorist outfit, Taliban seized power after President Ashraf Ghani left the country, bringing an end to a two-decade campaign in which the US and its allies had tried to transform Afghanistan.
The world is closely watching the unfolding situation in Afghanistan as the countries have scrambled to evacuate their citizens from Afghanistan in an attempt to secure their people.