Prices spike as summer hits vegetable supply in Pune
According to the officials of agricultural produce market committee officials, there is a decrease in the supply of fruits and vegetables by 150 trucks which has led to the price hike.pune Updated: May 28, 2018 16:46 IST
Prices of vegetables, like capsicum, cauliflower, bitter gourd, drumstick, Indian beans and ridge gourd, have shot up by almost 10 per cent on Sunday with regard to last week’s prices.
According to the officials of agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune, the wholesale prices of vegetables, like capsicum, drumstick, beans, are expected to increase in the next few days owing to low supply of these vegetables to the Pune market yard.According to the officials of agricultural produce market committee officials, there is a decrease in the supply of fruits and vegetables by 150 trucks which has led to the price hike.
On the other hand, the supply of ginger, raw mango and peas to APMC, Pune, has increased, leading to the decrease in their prices by 15 per cent.
As many as 5,500 bags of tomatoes and 200 bags of groundnuts arrived at APMC, Pune, on Sunday. A total of 4 tempos of green chillies arrived from Gujarat.
The prices of potatoes and onions are stable because their supply is steady.
A total of 50 trucks of potatoes and 80 trucks of onions arrived from the states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat at agricultural produce market committee, Pune.
Onions are being sold at ₹60 to ₹85 per 100 kilogrammes where as potatoes are being sold at ₹ 130 to ₹170 per 10 kilogrammes, respectively.
“The supply of vegetables to agricultural produce market committee, especially that of capsicum, bitter gourd, drumstick and Indian beans has been reduced because of summer season which has resulted in the hike in prices by 10 per cent,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders’ and agents’ association, Pune.