Vegetable Prices Crash in City, Thanks to 'Avarekai' Season - The New Indian Express

Vegetable Prices Crash in City, Thanks to 'Avarekai' Season

Published: 04th January 2014 08:37 AM

Last Updated: 04th January 2014 08:37 AM

Vegetable prices have come down drastically in the last one week. Tomatoes which were sold at Rs 32 just a week ago is now being sold at Rs 9 a kg. Other vegetables too have become cheaper. According to Hopcoms, Pea Bean (avarekai) season is one of the reasons for the crash in prices.

The good news for buyers is that prices of almost all vegetables have come down in the last one week. Vegetables such as onion, carrot and tomato, prices of which skyrocketed just a month ago, are among important ones which have seen a drop in prices. Onions are now sold at Rs 25 per kg, carrot at Rs 32, and tomato at Rs 9. All these vegetables were sold at more than double the price couple of months ago.

President of Hopcoms, Bangalore, H K Nagaveni Chandrashekar, said, “There is excess supply of items in the market and the effect of Pea Bean season is also one of the main reasons for the fall in the prices.” She also said that prices usually fall during winter season every year. A shopkeeper in the Russell Market, Nisar Ahmed, said, “There was poor supply of vegetables in the past few months which resulted in price hike. But this winter season, the supply of vegetables has been good,” he said.

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