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Vegetable prices rise in Pune due to low supply

Agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune witnessed the arrival of 145 trucks of vegetables on Sunday which affected the price of peas, capsicum, cauliflower and cabbage by 15-20 per cent.

pune Updated: Aug 27, 2018 17:10 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The Agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune received damaged onions on Sunday due to which the prices were affected. (RAVINDRA JOSHI/ HT PHOTO )

Standing crops and leafy vegetables were damaged due to heavy rainfall which lashed many parts of the state. This has affected the supply, quality and price of vegetables and fruits reaching the agricultural produce market committee (APMC), Pune. The worst affected are leafy vegetables, which were to be harvested, cultivated in the neighbouring districts of the city.

APMC Pune witnessed the arrival of 145 trucks of vegetables on Sunday which affected the price of peas, capsicum, cauliflower and cabbage by 15-20 per cent.“Because of heavy rain in neighbouring districts, farmers unable to harvest the crop. Most of the vegetables were damaged because of the heavy rainfall.This has also affected the quality of vegetables.On Sunday, APMC witnessed the arrival of wet onions, which will affect the quality and price of it.”

Price of peas increased and settled at Rs 400-Rs 450 /10 kg as compared to last week’s Rs 200-250/10 kg. Similarly, price of capsicum increased from Rs 150-200/10 kg to Rs 250-300/10 kg. On Sunday, cauliflower and cabbage were sold at Rs 60-100/10 kg and Rs 50-100/10 kg against Rs 40-60/10 kg earlier.

Because of heavy rain, the quality of onions and green chillies were affected and resulted into reduction of prices. On Sunday, onion was sold at Rs 80-110/10 kg against Rs 150-200/10 kg earlier. Green chillies were sold at Rs 150-200/10 kg against Rs 200-250/10 kg earlier.

As many as 100 bags of onions and 60 vans of potatoes arrived at the APMC, Pune, on Sunday. A total of five vans of green chillies and 200 bags of green chillies arrived from the neighbouring districts.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 17:09 IST