Prices of vegetable prices come down in Krishna district

The prices of vegetables, that relentlessly soared up till a week ago, seem to be coming down with steady increase in arrivals of vegetables like brinjal, ladies fingers and Ivy gourd. The rythu bazaars in the district are flooded with these varieties and prices have come down by 50 per cent.

The prices of most varieties of vegetables, which were significantly very high till mid-June, have registered a fall this week across the district.

The Ivy Gourd is available at Rs. 6 a kg while Bottle Gourd is available at Rs. 4 to Rs.5. The Ladies finger costs Rs.8 and Brinjal is sold at Rs.6 to Rs.8. The other vegetables in commoner’s kitchen like potato and onions continue to be sold at Rs.17 and Rs.20 a kg respectively. tomato, which is imported from Chittoor, is still commanding a price between Rs.37 to Rs.38 a kg.

Coriander, which used to be sold at Rs.20 a bundle, is now available at Rs.12 to Rs.15. The leafy vegetables are sold at Rs.2 a piece. The prices of cluster beans have come down slightly and sold at Rs. 24 a kg. Cucumber costs Rs. 14 and there is a drop of Rs. 3 in prices of green chillies, sold at Rs. 28 a kg; cabbage is sold between Rs. 17 to Rs. 18. Beans, which were sold at Rs.100 a week ago, still eludes the commoner and is sold at Rs. 75 a kg, while carrot is being sold at Rs. 45 a kg.

The Estate Officers explain that Ladies Finger and Brinjal arrivals will go up as production increases significantly after showers. The farmers are bringing these varieties in significant quantities.

The prices of English vegetables at Rythu Bazaars in Vijayawada are slightly cheaper compared to Machilipatnam. The prices of other vegetables are likely to come down further as the arrivals are slowly increasing, they said. “Change in climate is said to have somewhat helped to registered growth in vegetable production in Krishna district. Few showers also helped to go for harvesting of many vegetable varieties,” said Machilipatnam Rythu Bazaar Estate Officer.

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