Now,banana rates jump 60% in Delhi

Retail prices of banana have spurted by nearly 60 per cent to Rs 40 a dozen in the national Capital.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:January 30, 2011 2:15 pm

Retail prices of banana have spurted by nearly 60 per cent to Rs 40 a dozen in the national Capital in a fortnight due to short supply after large-scale damage to the fruit crop in major producing state of Maharashtra.

The retail prices of banana were ruling at Rs 25 a dozen a fortnight ago,traders said.

“Delhi is facing huge shortage of supply of banana due to large-scale damage to the crop in Maharashtra following over use of land and unseasonal rains,” General Secretary of Banana Merchants Association at Azadpur — Asia’s largest fruits & vegetables wholesale market — Sudesh J Sachdev told PTI.

Against normal daily arrival of around 251 tonnes of banana around this time of the year,Delhi is getting only around 50-70 tonnes now,Sachdev said.

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