Increase in supplies cools down veggie prices in wholesale market
   Date :06-Jan-2022

Increase in supplies
 
Business Bureau :
 
THE vegetable prices that had shot up a week ago have witnessed drastic fall with an significant increase in local supplies. With the supplies in good quantities the vegetable prices have dropped by 50 per cent in the Cotton Market wholesale vegetable market. “The prices of vegetables have declined by 50 per cent due to rise in local supplies,” said Ram Mahajan, Secretary of Mahatma Phule Sabji Bazaar Association while speaking to The Hitavada. Last month the bad weather conditions had damaged the crops resulting in lower supplies and shooting up of vegetable prices. Now things have improved and there is surge in supplies which had cooled down the prices.
 
About a week ago the prices of Tomatoes and Cauliflower were quoted at Rs 40 per kilo which have now come down, Mahajan said. Currently, about 100 to 120 small and medium size tempos and small trucks unload vegetables at the wholesale market. The prices of vegetables being quoted at the wholesale market on Wednesday were as follows: Cauliflower Rs 25 per kilo, Brinjal Rs 20 per kilo to Rs 25 per kilo, Lady’s Finger Rs 40 per kilo to Rs 50 per kg, Capsicum Rs 60 per kilo, Spinach Rs 5 per kilo, Pumpkin Rs 30 per kilo, Cucumber Rs Rs 20 per kilo to 25 per kilo, Tomatoes Rs 20 per kilo, Carrot Rs 15 per kilo to Rs 20 per kilo, Radish Rs 15 per kilo to Rs 20 per kilo, Green Chilli Rs 25 per kilo to Rs 30 per kilo, Cluster Beans Rs 30 per kilo to Rs 35 per kg, Bitter Gourd Rs 10 per kilo to Rs 20 per kilo, Bottle Gourd Rs 10 per kilo, Parwal Rs 30 per kilo, Cabbage Rs 10 per kilo to Rs 15 per kilo, and Fenugreek Leaf Rs 20 per kilo depending on the quality, he further said.