WITHOUT any restrictions on movement to go places and no fear of COVID-19 the people are enjoying the festive celebrations by visiting the markets in large numbers. As the Ganesh Chaturthi and Mahalaxmi festivities are underway there is heavy demand for vegetables which has resulted in prices shooting up in the market.
“Due to Ganesh Chaturthi and Mahalaxmi festivities there is good demand for vegetable which has resulted in prices increasing in the wholesale market,” said Ram Mahajan, Secretary of Mahatma Phule Sabji Bazaar Association while talking to The Hitavada.
On Saturday, hoards of people came to the wholesale market to buy vegetables. The Ambat Chukka bhaji or Green Sorrel was selling at Rs 200 per kg. Hectic activity was witnessed throughout the day as people made a beeline to the market, he pointed out.
Currently, about 60 to 70 matadors and small trucks are unloading vegetables at the wholesale market, he said.
The prices of vegetables being quoted at the wholesale market on Saturday are as follows: Brinjal Rs 25 per kilo to Rs 30 per kilo; Lady’s Finger Rs 40 per kilo; Capsicum Rs 60 per kilo; Spinach Rs 40 per kilo to Rs 60 per kg; Pumpkin Rs 25 per kilo; Cucumber Rs 40 per kilo; Tomato Rs 50 per kg to Rs 60 per kg; Carrot Rs 40 per kilo; Radish Rs 40 per kilo; Green Chilli Rs 30 per kilo to Rs 40 per kg; Cluster Beans Rs 40 per kilo to Rs 50 per kg; Bitter Gourd Rs 40 per kilo to Rs 50 per kilo; Bottle Gourd Rs 30 per kilo, Parwal Rs 40 per kilo and Fenugreek Leaf Rs 60 per kilo to Rs 80 per kg, Cauliflower Rs 40 per kg, Cabbage Rs 25 per kg, Coriander Leaf Rs 60 per kg to Rs 80 per kg and Jackfruit Rs 40 per kg to Rs 50 per kg and lemon Rs 200 to Rs 250 per 100 pieces, he said.
However, it is expected that the local vegetable supplies will start arriving at the market from end of September in large quantities and cool down prices to a large extent. Till then the local people would have to wait for the vegetable prices to come down, Mahajan further added.