Pune market watch: Green mangoes, peas keep prices of summer delights, essentials on the rise
Prices of vegetables, like tomato, green chilli and capsicum were up by close to 15 per cent on Sunday.pune Updated: Jun 11, 2018 16:07 IST
Short supply and high demand for green mangoes, known locally as ‘kairis’, at the end of the season, pushed prices for the same up by 15 per cent on Sunday at the agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune.
Affected by either unseasonal or deficient rain in the fruit-growing regions, prices for these raw mangoes have been fluctuating all season. According to the APMC, the wholesale price of kairis increased from Rs180-200/10 kg on June 3, to Rs 220-250/10 kg on June 10.
“The supply of raw mangoes to the agricultural produce market committee dropped because it is end of season. At the same time there is high demand as these are used to make pickles and other items. This resulted in a hike in prices by 15 per cent,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president, Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders’ and agents’ association.
Prices of other ‘summer’ vegetables, like tomato, green chilli, capsicum and peas were also up by close to 15 per cent on Sunday.
The price of tomatoes were Rs 130-150/10 kg, as compared to Rs100-120/10 kg two days before.Similarly, prices of green chilli increased from Rs 300-400/10 kg to Rs 400-500/10 kg.
On Sunday, peas were sold at Rs 900-950/10 kg against Rs 550-600/10 kg last week. The cost of capsicum also increased from Rs180-200/10kg to Rs 280-300/10kg.
APMC Pune witnessed the arrival of 155 trucks of vegetables on Sunday suggesting any impact of the 10-day farmers’ strike was reduced, at least in terms of supply.
As many as 3,000 bags of tomatoes and 200 bags of groundnuts arrived at APMC, Pune, on Sunday. A total of four tempos of green chillies arrived from the neighbouring districts.
The prices of potatoes and onions are stable at Rs 140-170/10 kg and Rs 80-120/10 kg, respectively.
A total of 60 trucks of potatoes and 80 trucks of onions arrived in Pune from Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Sunday. Each truck holds between 10-12 tonnes of vegetables.
First Published: Jun 11, 2018 16:07 IST