Farmers' protest: Vegetable prices shoot up by 25-30 per cent in Rajasthan

Vegetable prices have registered a steep rise in the wake of farmers' agitation in Jaipur.

Published: 03rd June 2018 09:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2018 09:19 PM   |  A+A-

Vegetables lie scattered on a road as farmer's protest enters third day in Hisar on Sunday June 03 2018. | PTI

By PTI

JAIPUR: Vegetable prices have registered a steep rise in the wake of farmers' agitation here.

"The prices of vegetables have increased by 25-30 per cent in the last two days because the supply has been disrupted due to farmers agitation," Krishna Kumar, a vegetable vendor in Muhana vegetable market said.

Vegetables are supplied in Muhana mandi, Lal Kothi mandi and to other retail markets in the city from areas like Sanganer and Chomu (Jaipur).

At present, farmers are not supplying to the mandis.

The vendor informed that there is little impact on fruits prices, but vegetables are worst hit.

Vegetable supply to Muhana mandi was today nearly 20 per cent less than the normal supply, another vendor Rahul Tanwar informed.

In Chomu mandi, vendors supported farmers, and did not open shops.

Demand of vegetables has also increased due to uncertainty of the agitation.

"People are purchasing more vegetables to keep stock with them as the shortage of vegetable is likely to increase if the agitation is not called off," Sitaram, vendor in Lalkothi mandi said.

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