The untimely rain lashing the district has hit vegetable farmers hard as their crops are getting damaged.
Imports of vegetable oils, comprising edible and non-edible, have fallen 13% to nearly 9.12 lakh tonne during April, shows industry data.
Onion harvesting, which has just begun in Kalahandi, is expected to pick up the pace in a few days and be completed around May 15.
After two years, this is the 11th vegetable show as there were no events in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Though a majority of farmers have stopped cultivating vegetables owing to the searing heat and water shortage, sericulture is booming.
Nilgiris Collector SP Amrith said programmes have been organised to create awareness about the culture of Tamil Nadu, especially the tribal people who are living in the district.
Retail inflation soared to a 17-month high of 6.95% in March, while wholesale price-based inflation spiked to a 30-year high of 14.55% in the same month.
According to Ramesh Pal, one of the lemon growers, in Bithoor Katri, the farmers are hiring people to protect the crop round the clock for the first time.
As per a report by the horticulture department, about 174 tonnes of vegetables, onions and potatoes are produced every year covering around 18000 hectares of land.
Although it is not the monsoon season, the prices of essential vegetables like onion, tomatoes, and potatoes in the city have soared.
The wholesale vegetable market in the Capital city will soon be shifted to Bhagabanpur to decongest the traffic in the busy Unit-1 area.
Kitchen gardens have mushroomed in local schools, with the produce used in midday meals and even distributed to pregnant women, writes Sudhir Suryawanshi
Prices of most vegetables, which had been skyrocketing for last few months, are now falling sharply across Kendrapara district, thanks to a bumper harvest.
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The increase in prices of vegetables such as brinjal, ladies finger, drumstick, tomatoes, beans and carrots in the retail market has jeopardised family budgets.