Nizamabad: In view of the scorching summer, prices of vegetables have skyrocketed in Nizamabad, Bodhan, Kamareddy and other towns in the last few days. With supply dwindling wholesale and retail markets are unable
to meet the demand resulting in the high prices.
On Wednesday, the price of tomatoes touched Rs 60 per kg while green chilli was Rs 100 per kg. Prices of brinjal, lady fingers and green leafy vegetables have also increased. By 11 am most of the vegetable racks in retail markets
were empty as people rushed to purchase them.
Speaking to this newspaper, Ravi Goud, a private employee said, “Our vegetable budget has doubled in the last few days. We have to purchase vegetables and have no other alternative to overcome the price hike. The horticulture department should encourage kitchen gardens, so that in times of scarcity people will get relief.”
Retailers from surrounding mandals thronged Nizamabad, Bodhan, Armoor and Kamareddy towns to purchase vegetables in wholesale....