As the local vegetable supplies begin the prices have dropped significantly in the market. The vegetable prices have dropped on account of local supplies coming in good quantity to the Mahatma Phule wholesale vegetable market. “The vegetable prices have cooled down to a great extent due to start of local supplies in the wholesale market,” said Ram Mahajan, Secretary of Mahatma Phule Sabji Bazaar Association and one of the leading vegetable wholesalers while speaking to The Hitavada.
Mahajan further said that some of the farmers sowed vegetables early in the months of March-April and due to favourable rains and climatic conditions the vegetables have matured and are now being supplied to the market. At present about 70 to 80 small tempos and autos are unloading the vegetables to the Mahatma Phule wholesale vegetable market. In the month of September it is generally seen that vegetable prices rise due to supplies coming from far away places in the country.
Surprisingly, the local supplies have just begun and this indicates that supplies would increase multifold in the coming weeks and bring down the vegetable prices. In the wholesale market, tomatoes are being quoted at Rs 10 to 12 per kg, green chillies at Rs 20 to Rs 25 per kg, coriander at Rs 15 per kg, cabbage at Rs 8 per kg, cauliflower at Rs 8 per kg, brinjal at Rs 10 per kg, lady finger at Rs 15 per kg, shimla mirch at Rs 20 per kg, methi at Rs 30 per kg, spinach at Rs 15 per kg, cucumber at Rs 20 per kg, carrot at Rs 30 per kg, bitter gourd at Rs 20 per kg, beans at Rs 10 per kg, he added. The early start of local vegetable supplies indicates that the prices will be under pressure throughout the festive season, he added.