Green veg faces winter blues, prices shoot up in Bhopal
While the continuous rain and water-logging in fields have created shortage of vegetables, the fog has stopped its import from other states. So, the prices of pea, chilli and coriander have touched the triple digit.Updated: Jan 04, 2015, 22:51 IST
Bhopal saw vegetable prices going through the roof on Sunday, as fog coupled with rain hit the supply.
While the continuous rain and subsequent water-logging in fields have created shortage of vegetables, the fog has stopped its import from other states. So, the prices of pea, chilli and coriander have touched the triple digit.
Talking to HT, a wholesaler Nadeem from Bittan market said the prices of most of the seasonal vegetables shot up because of fog and rain.
“The delay of Delhi-bound trains is one of the major reasons for price rise. Trucks have also failed to deliver vegetables in the market,” he added.
The rise in prices also hit the business of vendors hard.
A vegetable vendor Suraj Singh said, “The soaring prices of vegetables have affected my business. If the weather remains the same for more few days, it will be difficult for us to meet our both ends.”
However, vegetable market association office-bearer felt that the prices of vegetables would slump in two/three days.
Hamidia and BHEL vegetable market president Haseen Qureshi said, “The prices of vegetables will decline within three days with the clearance of vegetable stocks. The fog and rain that hampered the supply of vegetables have begun to disappear.”