After a two-day bandh, rythu bazaars ran out of stock on Sunday.

With autorickshaws plying and shops opening, people went to the bazaars, but were disappointed as only a few vendors turned up.

Most of the stalls were empty and there was a scramble for whatever was available. Tomato was not available at all.

While queuing up for onion has now become a regular feature, vendors have resorted to even rationing of potato. Though some wanted to buy a couple of kg, traders doled out only one kg each so that none in the queue would be left out.

At Gopalapatnam rythu bazaar, only 44 of the 120 vendors came. Similar was the situation at Marripalem (21 of 76 vendors), Sitammadhara (35 of 250 vendors), MVP (60 of 200 vendors), and Narasimhanagar (44 of 180 vendors).

Farmers who were unaware of the late night call for two-day bandh given on Thursday, came to the bazaars on Friday. However, Samaikyandhra supporters protested at Kancharapalem and Pendurti bazaars. Following it, farmers decided to go on a two-day bandh on Saturday and Sunday. Those who opened outlets on Sunday were only trying to sell the leftover stock.

Besides, the wholesale market at Jnanapuram closes on Sunday.

The bandh hit transportation, particularly tomato and green chilli.

The bazaars will function as usual on Monday, sources say.


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