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Pune market watch: Monsoon showers bring down veggie prices

On Sunday, tomatoes were sold at ₹100-120 for 10 kilogrammes, as compared to ₹130-150 for 10 kgs last week. Ginger was sold at ₹500-520 for 10 kilogrammes against ₹550-580 for10 kilogrammes last week

pune Updated: Jun 17, 2018 22:55 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The price of groundnuts got decreased and was sold at ₹250-300 for 10 kilogrammes against ₹300-350 for 10 kilogrammes.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/JHT PHOTO)

With the early onset of monsoon, the prices of vegetables have come down in the agricultural produce market committee(APMC), Pune and the supply has increased.

The wholesale prices of vegetables like ginger, tomatoes, french beans and groundouts have also started declining.

"The onset of monsoon is beneficial for many kinds of vegetables. There is a sharp increase in the supply of vegetables which has gone from 150 trucks to 175 trucks this week and this has led to the decrease in prices," said Vilas Bhujbal, president of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders' and agents' association, Pune.

On Sunday, tomatoes were sold at ₹100-120 for 10 kilogrammes, as compared to ₹130-150 for 10 kgs last week. Ginger was sold at ₹500-520 for 10 kilogrammes against ₹550-580 for10 kilogrammes last week.The price of groundnuts also decreased and was sold at ₹250-300 for 10 kilogrammes against ₹300-350 for 10 kilogrammes earlier. French beans also saw a sharp dip in prices and was sold at ₹100 for 10 kgs against ₹120-130 for 10 kgs.

As many as 5,000 bags of tomatoes and 300 bags of groundnuts arrived at APMC, Pune, on Sunday. A total of 300 bags of carrots arrived from the neighbouring districts of Pune.The prices of potatoes and onions are stable at ₹ 130-180 per 10 kilogrammes and ₹90-120 for 10 kilogrammes, respectively.

A total of 45 trucks of potatoes and 70 trucks of onions arrived in Pune from Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Sunday. Each truck holds between 10-12 tonnes of vegetables.

Among other vegetables, carrots are being sold ₹1000 - ₹1400 per 10 kilogrammes. Prices of peas have

settled at ₹800-900 per 10 kilogrammes against ₹900-950 for 10 kilogrammes last week.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 22:54 IST