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Less Supply from States Owing to Crop Damage Caused by Rains Push Vegetable Prices Up in Delhi

A vendor sells greens at a retail market. (Reuters/file photograph)

Chairman of Azadpur Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Adil Khan mentioned the rise in costs of greens was a cyclical phenomenon yearly as a result of provide was affected as crops have been broken by rains.

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  • Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 7:10 PM IST

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The costs of generally consumed greens have shot up within the nationwide capital as provide from main producing states have been diminished owing to crop losses brought on by rains, based on merchants. In the open market, retail costs of inexperienced greens like okra (bhindi), cabbage, inexperienced chilly, pointed gourds (parwal) amongst others have been promoting at Rs 60 per Kg and above. Potatoes are additionally being offered at Rs 70- 80 per Kg whereas tomato Rs 60-80 and onion Rs 40-50. Chairman of Azadpur Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Adil Khan mentioned the rise in costs of greens was a cyclical phenomenon yearly as a result of provide was affected as crops have been broken by rains.

“The prices of vegetables have increased by 10-15 per cent now. But, as compared to last year the price increase is less this year. The prices will come down by next month when fresh crops arrive in the market,” he mentioned. In Azadpur Mandi, the wholesale fee of onion on Friday was Rs 15.50 per Kg. On the identical day final yr, the speed was Rs 32.50. Onion was offered at Rs 10.25 per kg out there in August this yr, he mentioned.






The worth of tomato was Rs 36.50 per Kg, cabbage, Rs 16 per Kg, okra Rs 18.50 per Kg, he mentioned. “Due to less availability of green vegetables in the market, not only their prices increase but also push up rates of vegetables like potato, onion and other non-green ones because of more consumption,” he mentioned.

At Shahdara Mandi, the charges of onion, potato and tomato have been Rs 27, Rs 24 and Rs 46 per Kg on Friday. The vegetable distributors mentioned as a consequence of improve in vegetable costs, their earnings was additionally getting affected.

“People are buying vegetables in lesser quantity because of the rise in prices. The customers also complain about poor quality of vegetables. My daily earning that used to be around Rs 1,200-1,500 has gone below Rs 1,000 now,” mentioned a vegetable vendor Anil Kumar.


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