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Prices of veggies drop with onset of monsoon

Though the prices of some vegetables have marginally come down with the onset of the monsoon, it may take at least two months for vegetable prices to return to normalcy.

Published: 08th June 2013 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2013 12:47 PM   |  A+A-

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Though the prices of some vegetables have marginally come down due to increase in yield with the onset of the monsoon, it may take at least two months for vegetable prices to return to normalcy.

A HOPCOMS director told Express on Friday, “The prices of vegetables ,except beans, has come down marginally.

This indicates the arrest of the upward trend in prices of vegetables, which was prevailing for the last few months”.

Tomatoes which cost around Rs 70 four days ago now costs Rs 48 while coriander has come down to Rs 72 per kg from Rs 90, he said.

However, middlemen and private vegetable vendors continue to fleece money from gullible people by selling vegetables at old prices, he said.

Decrease in the area of cultivation and lack of proper yield due to water scarcity and erratic power supply led to the steep hike in vegetable prices this summer.

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