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Hyderabad rains: Veggie supplies hit, storage difficult

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | INDULEKHA ARAKKAL
Published Oct 4, 2017, 12:38 am IST
Updated Oct 4, 2017, 12:38 am IST
Medical experts said that customers must not store fruits and vegetables for more than two days.
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Hyderabad: The downpour on Monday affected quality and quantity of fruits and vegetables, said officials. Storage has become an issue for wholesalers, farmers and retailers during the rains. “Storage duration of produce takes a beating during the rains. Supermarkets, farmers, vendors and bazaars are affected by the rains,” says an official from the horticulture department. 

Rains have hit the supply chain too. Padma Harsha, secretary of the Bowenpally market committee, said, “Arrival of produce had dipped due to the festive season. The rains will cause a further decrease in arrivals. We hope the cool temperatures will preserve the produce in the open markets.”

 

Medical experts said that customers must not store fruits and vegetables for more than two days. Dr Aneesh Anand, a general physician, said, “If fruits come in contact with contaminated water, they will rot in no time. Damage can also be caused to the fresh produce if exposed to contaminated water. This can lead to infections.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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