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Market watch: Relief from rainfall causes slight increase in vegetable supply in Pune

While the prices of cauliflower shoot up, the prices of capsicum, cabbage and tomatoes have come down considerably

pune Updated: Sep 03, 2018 16:20 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The prices of cauliflower and green chillies went up by 10 per cent, this week. (RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT Photo )

Relief from heavy rainfall in the state has increased the supply of vegetables from the surrounding districts. However, the prices of cauliflower and green chillies went up by 10 per cent but the prices of tomatoes, cucumber and cabbage went down by 15 per cent.

“Relief from heavy rainfall gave time for farmers to harvest the crops and hence the supply of vegetables to the market yard has increased a bit,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president of Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders and agents association, Pune.

On Sunday, Agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune, received 160 trucks of vegetables. The prices of cauliflower increased from ₹60 to ₹100 for 10 kilogrammes to ₹140 to ₹180 per 10 kilogrammes, in a week. At the same time, green chillies were sold at ₹ 250 to ₹300 per 10 kilogrammes against ₹150 to ₹200 per 10 kilogrammes, last week. In some good news for residents, prices of tomatoes continued to come down and was being sold at ₹40 to ₹80 per 10 kilogrammes against ₹60 to ₹100 per 10 kilogrammes, sold last week.

A total of 10 kilogrammes of cucumber was sold at ₹80 to ₹120 and 10 kilogrammes of cabbage was sold at ₹30 to ₹80.The prices of potatoes settled at ₹80 to ₹120

for 10 kilogrammes throughout the week and the cost of onions was between ₹80 and ₹120 for 10 kilogrammes on Sunday. As many as 4,500 crates of tomatoes and 80 bags of groundnut and 2 tempos of carrots arrived on Sunday. Three trucks of green chillies and peas arrived from the neighbouring districts.

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 16:20 IST