Chandigarh: Vegetable prices shoot up in Tricity, vendors blame ‘untimely’ rain

Due to shortages in supply because of low production in the region prices of vegetables have shot up.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: June 16, 2016 5:55:20 am
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In the wake of shortage of supply due to low production in the region, prices of vegetables have shot up in Tricity.
Prices of tomato, have jumped from Rs 30 per kg to Rs 60 per kg, whereas, the prices of green peas have also risen from Rs 40 per kg to Rs 80 per kg.

Capsicum also saw a rise in prices from Rs 35 per kg to Rs 50 per kg. Other vegetables such as cauliflower,cucumber, bottle gourd, pumpkin have also saw a major price hike. Vegetables coming from plains got affected due to rains. Since there is a shortage of supply of vegetables in the regions, the vegetables are being imported from hilly areas.

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However, price of onion remained the same around Rs 15 per kg due to over production this year. Prices of other vegetables like potato, arbi, okra, apple gourd, brinjal, lemon, green chilli and bitter gourd also remained stable. The traders have blamed untimely rains for the damage of vegetables and predicted that if it keeps on raining, the prices go up even more.

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