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Market watch: Leafy vegetable prices up by 20 per cent in Pune this week

On Sunday, only 150 trucks carrying vegetables arrived at APMC Pune, which resulted in a sharp hike in prices.

pune Updated: May 21, 2018 15:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Scorching heat” has been affecting the supply of vegetables from surrounding districts to Pune, according to APMC officials.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Prices of leafy vegetables, including coriander, fenugreek, spinach, chilli and peas, shot up by almost 20 per cent on Sunday.

According to the agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune, wholesale prices of leafy vegetables are expected to remain inflated for the next two days as supply has decreased drastically. “Scorching heat” has been affecting the supply of vegetables from surrounding districts to Pune, according to APMC officials.

"On Sunday, only 150 trucks carrying vegetables arrived at APMC Pune, which resulted in a sharp hike in prices," said Vilas Bhujbal, president of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders' and agents' association, Pune.

At APMC prices of spinach have increased from Rs 300 - Rs 400 to Rs 500 - Rs 600 per 100 bunches. Rates of fenugreek have increased from Rs 300- Rs 600 to Rs 800- Rs 1,200 per 100 bunches. The cost of chenopodium has gone up from Rs 500 - Rs 800 to Rs 800 - Rs 1,000. Coriander also saw a sharp rise in prices and will cost you Rs1,000 - Rs 1,800 per 100 bunches. Last week, it only cost between Rs 800 - Rs 1,200.

According to APMC, there is a steady supply of potatoes and onions, but their prices have slightly increased due to increase in demand. A total of 55 trucks carrying potatoes and 5,000 bags of onions arrived on Sunday from Gujrat and Agra at APMC Pune. Onions and potatoes are being sold at Rs 60 - Rs 85 and Rs 130 - Rs 180 per 10 kilogrammes respectively.

Among other vegetables, carrot is being sold Rs 50 - Rs 100 per 10 kilogrammes. Prices of peas have also increased to Rs 600 per 10 kilogrammes, but tomato prices are stable at Rs 40 - Rs 60 per 10 kilogrammes.

First Published: May 21, 2018 15:21 IST