The demonetisation drive is likely to push up food prices, particularly the non-grain part. Here is why. In terms of value, vegetables, fruit, fish, milk and its by-products like cheese and paneer are 65 per cent of farming. Even prior to demonetisation, a goodly share of this valuable produce used to rot(सड़न), before reaching any market. Today, as vegetable and fruit growers grumble(बड़बड़ाना), there is no cash to pay people who will harvest the vegetables and fruit on your plate. A drop in supply and rise in vegetable, and food, prices are highly probable.