Good monsoon, increase in supply lowers veggie rates in Chandigarh

According to Mandi officials, this period before heavy monsoon rainfall is good for the crop, which is why there has been an increased supply.

punjab Updated: Jul 24, 2018 14:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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With the monsoon being active across Punjab this month, the prices of vegetables have come down as supply has increased.

“However, heavy rainfall could damage the crops and the prices could soar again,” they said. Furthermore, cloudy weather if continues for long will have a negative effect on the crop being sown as it becomes prone to diseases, officials said.

This week the rates of the essentials have also reduced.

Price of onions has fallen by 1 rupee from ₹25 to ₹24. Potatoes are selling at ₹17 from ₹20 and price of tomatoes has fallen from ₹35 to ₹30. Cucumbers are the only vegetable for which prices have gone up from ₹30 to ₹35. “Monsoons are not good for cucumbers and further rise in prices can be expected as the monsoons progress,” officials said.

First Published: Jul 23, 2018 15:21 IST