Finally, vegetable prices are within reach of common man
Finally, vegetable prices have started coming down, giving a sigh of relief to the consumers.
Except for one or two veggies, prices of all other vegetables are between Rs 20 to Rs 30 per kilogram. Green peas which had crossed the Rs 100 mark, were now available at Rs 30 per kilogram, while potatoes were priced at between Rs 12 to Rs 25 per kilogram.
Wholesale dealers in the district told HT that there was abundant supply of vegetables from outside the state. They said the demand for vegetables has gone up lately, as people were drying up the vegetables such as green peas for the lean season.
Chairman of Hamirpur marketing committee Prem Kaushal on Monday said that the committee had taken timely and effective steps to provide vegetables and fruits to the people at reasonable rates. He said that the marketing committee was sending wholesale rates of all items on daily basis to all the newspapers, so that the common man was aburst with the rates.
Kaushal, however, urged traders to display the wholesale and retail rates of every vegetable at their shops.
The chairman said that the food and supplies department of the state was also playing a proactive role to check the vegetable prices.
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