With the vegetable prices skyrocketing,growers in the area blame it on the dip in supply due to the severe drought experienced by the state in the last few months,followed by heavy rains in the second and third week of June.
Till May,there was a huge dip in the vegetable production because of water scarcity. Vegetables are water intensive crops and there was hardly any water for the crops. On the other hand,the heavy rains in June resulted in loss of crops in some areas due to flooding. This has resulted in the current dip in the supply. It will take at least a month for the supply to normalise. In August,the prices may stabilise, said Sriram Gadhve of All India Vegetable Producers Association.
On Sunday,the retail price of tomato was Rs 50 per kg,coriander Rs 20-25 per bunch,cucumber Rs 120 per kg,ginger Rs 150-180 per kg,garlic Rs 100-120 per kg and capsicum Rs 60 per kg.