Over-supply brings down vegetable rates

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Dec 2018 09:43:23


Business Bureau,

Diluting vegetable prices in the city are giving sigh of relief to buyers, especially the home makers. They are not just expressing happiness over the falling prices but also enjoying availability of wide range of vegetables. Moreover, large number of vegtable sellers have mushroomed up on many road joints offering fresh vegetables is further exciting the buyers. Heaps of fresh coriander, spinach, carrot, radish, green peas, cabbage and cauliflower among other varieties could be spotted at hundreds of places other than the regular markets.

According to Ram Mahajan, Secretary of Mahatma Fule Vegetable and Fruits Adtiya’s Association, “The weather conditions in the season are very favourable for vegetables. Due to this, farmers from the adjoining villages are now pouring in huge quantity of vegetables in the local markets. This has increased arrival of vegetables and rates have started falling,” he said.

He further said that roughly 200 to 220 small and big vehicles full of vegetables, mostly from the local growers, are arriving in the local markets.
Some varieties of vegetables are being supplied from the local as well as long-distance suppliers. “Till recent past, tomatoes were arriving from places like Sangamneer and parts Nasik. But now local farmers are also bringing it here in huge quantity because of which the rates have dipped significantly,” he explained adding that some local farmers have stopped pushing tomatoes here.

“It has become nonviable for them to sell tomatoes are such a low price,” he said. Tomatoes, that have seen its peak of Rs 60-65 per kg in summer, were sold t a price of Rs 8 to Rs 10 per kg on Tuesday. According to the whole sellers, vegetable prices are expected to remain low for next two months.

Brinjal was sold at price of Rs 8-10 per kg in the wholesale market on Tuesday. Green chilly saw a price tag of Rs 7 to Rs 12; coriander Rs 20 per kg; cauliflower at Rs 5 to Rs 10; cabbage Rs 8 to Rs 10 per kg; lady finger Rs 20 per kg; bitter gourd Rs 20 to Rs 25 per kg; green beans (chawlai falli) Rs 10 to Rs 15; cluster beam (gavar falli) at Rs 25 per kg; serpent gourd (parval) Rs 30 per kg; Indian squash (tinda) Rs 30 to Rs 40 per kg; beans Rs 30 per kg; capsicum Rs 15 to Rs 20; pumpkin Rs 12 to Rs 15 per kg; bottel caurd Rs 8 per kg; cucumber Rs 10 per kg; raddish Rs 10 per kg; carrot Rs 10 per kg; green peas Rs 25 per kg; spinach Rs 5 to Rs 10 per kg; fenugreek leave (metthi Bhaji) Rs 15 to Rs 20 per kg; Chawli Bhaji Rs 15 to Rs 20 per kg; and flat beans (popat) Rs 30 per kg.