Vegetables become costlier in wholesale market

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 May 2017 09:53:14

■ Business Bureau,

VEGETABLE prices have inflated in the wholesale market as the supply has taken a beating due to the continous scorching heat.
The supply from the nearby areas have stopped and the wholesale market situated at Mahatma Fule Market is dependent on the local areas.

Ram Mahajan, Secretary of the Mahatma Fule Vegetable and Fruits AdatiyaWelfare Association while talking toThe Hitavada said, “Nagpur was having regular supply of vegetables from places like Aurangabad, Nanded, Nashik, Raipur, Durg and Bhilai. However, the supply from these places have stopped due to scorching heat.Normally, more than 100 vehicles used to unload vegetables.

But, the supply is restricted to 50 vehicles only that too from Nagpur district. This has increased the prices of vegetables.”Even, due to inadequate irrigation facilities in Nagpur district, farmers are unable to grow vegetables in ample quantity and meet the demand.
“The situation is same during summer season but this year, the mercury climbed up 40 degree since March month. We have to wait for another one month to see correction in the prices,” he said.

The prices quoted on Sunday at the Mahatma Fule Vegetable Market per kilograms were as follows Brinjal Rs 15, French Beans Rs 40-80, Capsicum-Rs 15-20, Bitter Gourd-Rs 30, Bottle Gourd Rs 10, Cabbage Rs 15, Carrot Rs 25-30, Cauliflower-Rs 15, Coriander Leaves Rs 40, Cluster Beans Rs 30, Black Eyed Beans/Cow Peas (Chavali) Rs 40, Lady Finger Rs 15-20, Long Beans Rs 20, Jackfruit Rs 30, Radish Rs15 and Pumpkin Rs 15.