THE local supplies in bulk quantities have brought down the garlic and ginger prices significantly in the wholesale market compared to prices a fortnight ago.
“The ginger and garlic prices have dropped due to bulk supplies from nearby areas,” said Jaiprakash Vasani, former President of Aloo, Kanda, Lasun and Adrak Adaitya Welfare Association, Kalamna wholesale market while speaking to The Hitavada.
In the wholesale market garlic is being quoted at Rs 25 per kilogram to Rs 45 per kilogram, compared to prices a fortnight ago at Rs 40 per kilogram to Rs 70 per kilogram, depending on the quality. Similarly, the ginger prices have declined to Rs 15 per kilogram to Rs 20 per kilogram, compared to prices a fortnight ago at Rs 35 per kilogram to Rs 40 per kilogram, he said.
The garlic is being supplied from places like Chhindwara, Ratlam and other places in Madhya Pradesh. About 7 to 8 trucks on a daily average are arriving at the Kalamna wholesale market. A fortnight ago the daily average arrivals were 2 to 4 trucks. Accordingly, garlic is brought from Aurangabad, Chhindwara and Kerala. While the daily average arrivals is 3 to 4 trucks, compared to a fortnight ago at 1 to 2 trucks at the wholesale market, he pointed out.
Local supplies cool down potato prices
The new local supplies have started to arrive in the market in large quantities due to which potato prices have declined by Rs 3 per kilogram in wholesale market. Potatoes are being quoted at Rs 9 to Rs 12 per kilogram as compared to fortnight ago at Rs 12 to Rs 15 per kilogram, a drop of Rs 3 per kilogram in the wholesale market.
Potatoes are being unloaded from Agra and other places in Uttar Pradesh. On a daily average 20 to 30 trucks are arriving in the Kalamna wholesale market, said Jaiprakash Vasani.