Crops Watered By Return Rains, Vegetable Prices Shoot Up
Thane, Pune, 19th October 2022: Due to heavy rainfall in various parts of the state for the last few days, vegetable and crop markets have suffered a lot. Due to this, the arrival of vegetables in Mumbai and Thane has decreased, and the prices have increased further.
Returning rains have lashed many parts, including western Maharashtra. Due to this, the prepared vegetables are also spoiled. Due to the loss of fruits and vegetables in Pune, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and Solapur districts, farmers have become desperate. There has been a decline in the supply of vegetables in the market for the past few days. As a result, the prices of vegetables have increased.
Prices of all vegetables like guar, capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, brinjal, and farsabi are steep. During the festive season, the economic calculations of common citizens collapsed due to this.
When the production of vegetables is good, 500 to 550 carts of vegetables arrive at Vashi Agricultural Produce Market Committee every day. However, the arrival of vegetables has decreased by 25 percent in the last few days, and currently, 400 to 450 carts of vegetables are entering the Vashi Agricultural Produce Market Committee every day.
The prices of vegetables have increased in the wholesale and retail markets due to the reduced arrival of vegetables. In the retail market, guar is being sold at Rs 120 per kg, while peas are selling at Rs 250 per kg.