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Common man burdened by increase in vegetable prices in Mumbai-Thane

Due to the torrential rainfall in Mumbai and the adjoining areas, crops have been severely affected.

Common man burdened by increase in vegetable prices in Mumbai-Thane
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Due to the rainfall across Maharashtra the last couple of days, crops have reportedly been damaged as a result of which, the number of vegetables arriving in the markets of Mumbai and Thane has decreased.

Moreover, this has largely impacted the prices of the same. According to sources, the retail prices of vegetables has gone up by INR 20 to INR 300 per kilo. The prices of pea have gone up to INR 120 per kilo in the wholesale market whereas in the retail market it is being sold for INR 150. Meanwhile, the price of cilantro has gone up from INR 20 to INR 25 per pair. In addition, the prices of cauliflower and cabbage have gone up from INR 80 to INR 100 per kilo.

Last week, fruits and vegetables were available in the market for INR 40 to INR 50 per kilo. This week, the prices have gone up from INR 60 to INR 80. As per traders, the prices are likely to go up further.

The Nashik Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), which is the largest wholesale vegetable market in the city provides around 70 per cent of the vegetables to Mumbai and the suburbs. According to Nashik APMC official, over 500-550 tonne of vegetables worth INR 3-4 crores are sold daily at the wholesale market in Nashik city, of which, around 400 tonnes of vegetables are usually ferried to Mumbai using more than 100 pick-ups every day.

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