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Vegetable prices come down

Prices of vegetables in the city are coming down as the supply from other states is increasing following the rains. Tomatoes,which were being sold at Rs 40-50 per kg,were available for Rs. 25-30 at the wholesale market.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 31, 2013 3:13 am

Prices of vegetables in the city are coming down as the supply from other states is increasing following the rains.

Tomatoes,which were being sold at Rs 40-50 per kg,were available for Rs. 25-30 at the wholesale market.

GR Pillai,Secretary Grain market Sector 26 said,“The supply has considerably increased and this is the reason the prices have come down,whereas the rates of some of the vegetables are stable. Comparatively,onion prices are fluctuating because they come from Maharashtra. Earlier available for Rs 24 per kg,they now cost around Rs 27-30 per kg.” The whole sale market rates of potatoes was Rs 12 per kg,while prices for brinjal stood at Rs 25-30 per kg and peas at Rs 30-35 per kg.

“The rates are likely to decrease in another few weeks as the supply would increase”,added Pillai.

However,in the Apni mandi the rates were comparatively higher. Onions were sold for Rs 34 per kg,while tomatoes were sold for Rs 30 per kg.

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