Vegetable prices have again soared up in the city markets because of excess rains that lashed the district before ten days. The citizens have to shell out extra money for purchasing vegetables while housewives have to bear additional burden on their kitchen budget.
Vegetable vendors at Netaji Market, behind Anand talkies, informed to The Live Nagpur on Thursday that the prices of vegetables shot up due to excess rains resulting in damages to the tender plants after germination, no access to vehicles towards agriculture fields, internal villages roads due to bad condition and wastage of materials due to water. Moreover, the demand has gradually increased while the supply of this agricultural commodity has gone down, they added.
Coriander, Chawli sheng is being sold there at Rs 120 per kg while Dodke at around Rs 160 per kg. Any green vegetable costs at Rs 80 and upto Rs 100 per kg. However, the rates of onion and potato are stable and being sold at Rs 20 and Rs 30 per kg respectively. Similarly, the rate of tomato per kg is Rs 30. One bunch of Podinhara leaves costs Rs 50, told the vendors at Netaji market, which is open on Mondays and Thursdays.
The rates can vary by Rs 10 to Rs 20 per kg at Lakshminagar, Gokulpeth and other markets.