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Pune’s market watch: Protests, transport strike fail to dent vegetable supply to city

 “The truckers’ association has called off their strike and to support the Maratha community, we have kept the market closed on Monday. This has seen a flood of vegetables arrive in the market yard. Against this, there was poor demand, hence, prices were not going to dip,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president, Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders' and agents' association, Pune. 

pune Updated: Jul 30, 2018 16:33 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,market watch,Protests
 Prices of tomato, cucumber and bitter gourd dropped by almost 10 per cent on Sunday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Free-flowing supply, a truckers’ strike, and the Maratha agitation notwithstanding, prices of almost all vegetables monitored by the Agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune, remained stable. Two hundred trucks delivered vegetables on Sunday.

“The truckers’ association has called off their strike and to support the Maratha community, we have kept the market closed on Monday. This has seen a flood of vegetables arrive in the market yard. Against this, there was poor demand, hence, prices were not going to dip,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president, Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders' and agents' association, Pune.

Prices of tomato, cucumber and bitter gourd dropped by almost 10 per cent on Sunday.

Tomatoes were sold at Rs 60-Rs 100 per 10 kilogrammes, against Rs 150-Rs 180 per 10 kilogrammes last week.

Prices of cucumber declined from Rs 120-Rs 150 per 10 kilogrammes, to Rs 60-Rs 100 per 10 kilogrammes. Bitter gourd was sold at Rs 240-Rs 280 per 10 kilogrammes, against Rs 280-Rs 320 per 10 kilogrammes last week.

Prices of onions went from between Rs 120 and Rs 140 per 10 kilogramme to Rs 100 - Rs 130 per 10 kgs. Also, prices of potatoes decreased from Rs 150 - Rs 220 per 10 kg to Rs 150 - Rs 180 per 10 kg last week.

On Sunday, 60 trucks of potatoes and 80 trucks of onions arrived in Pune from Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Each truck holds between 10-12 tonnes of vegetables.

Price list-

Commodities- July 22 - July 29

Onion Rs 120-140 Rs 100-130

Tomato Rs 150-180 Rs 60-100

Potato Rs 150-220 Rs 150-180

Ladies Finger Rs 200-300 Rs 200-300

Green Chili Rs 300-350 Rs 300-350

Capsicum Rs 350 -400 Rs 250 -300

Cabbage Rs 80-120 Rs 80-100

Cauliflower Rs 80-120 Rs 80-100

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 16:32 IST