For those anxious about the rise in vegetable prices this Onam, fret not.
Taking advantage of the situation, other private portals are posting rates of fruits and vegetables on their websites, claiming that the price is the same as what HOPCOMS offers.
Traders said tomato prices doubled from Rs 40 to Rs 80 per kg, peas cost Rs 90 per kg to Rs 120 per kg, cauliflower at around Rs 100 per kg from Rs 60-70 per kg earlier.
The prices of vegetables, especially onions, have doubled in the past 10 days.
Local demand for vegetables is met by the output from Borrigumma, Pottangi, Nandapur, Lamtaput and Semiliguda farmlands.
The sudden rise in the prices of vegetables has been attributed to drop in production due to the delayed monsoon.
They are dry on arrival and have no taste when cooked,” added the vendor.
Even as Fani had little impact in Koraput district, vegetable prices have gone up here following the cyclonic storm.
The president of Koyambedu Vegetable Wholesale Merchants Association, S Chandran says that the demand for tomatoes is not more, but the yield is less which is causing the price to rise.
As on Saturday afternoon, there were no stocks of tomatoes and chilies left at the rythu bazar, as consumers thronged the market after it remained closed on two consecutive days.
Rates of basic staples hit Rs 80 per kg last week, vendors at Koyambedu Wholesale Market blame it on poor rainfall and high fuel cost.
Despite sustainable supply, prices of vegetables and fruits have gone high.