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Vegetable prices in big plunge in Hyderabad

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 26, 2016, 6:19 am IST
Updated Jul 26, 2016, 7:45 am IST
The price of tomato was Rs 8 per kg in the wholesale markets and Rs 11 at Rythu Bazaars. (Representational Image)
 The price of tomato was Rs 8 per kg in the wholesale markets and Rs 11 at Rythu Bazaars. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: The price of local vegetables, except carrot and green chillies, came down by 50 per cent in wholesale markets and Rythu Bazaars on Monday and remained stable at retail markets thanks to increased arrivals.

On Monday, city markets received 333 quintals of tomato and 574 quintal of Bangalore tomato, almost double the normal quantity. The price of tomato was Rs 8 per kg in the wholesale markets and Rs 11 at Rythu Bazaars. It was Rs 21 the same day in June, Rs19 on July 25, 2015.

Estate officer for the Mehdipatnam Rythu Bazaar K. Vijay Kumar said Monday’s price was the lowest in 18 months. “The price of Bangalore tomato was almost double last month at Rs 31 per kg against Monday’s Rs 13,” he said.

The arrival of ladies finger on Monday increased to 406 quintals; more bitter gourd, ribbed gourd, bottle gourd, snake gourd, cauliflower, cabbage, pointed gourd, potato, onion, cluster beans, French beans, field beans and cucumber reached the market.

Mr Kumar said that as the arrivals increased by 20 to 50 per cent, the prices came down. “We are expecting the price of green chillies and carrot to come down by next week,” he said.

He said that Chevella in Ranga Reddy district supplied carrot to all of south India. “The crop will come next week. Once the arrivals of carrot increase, the price will come down by 50 to 60 per cent,” he said. Carrot was selling for `41 at Rythu Bazaars on Monday.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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