Nariman Point - Sant Shiromani Savta Mali Bazar at the forecourt of Vidhan Bhavan wherein farmers were to sell their vegetables directly to consumers at affordable prices, sees an increase in the price of vegetables. The main aim to organize this bazaar was to free farmers from the clutches of middlemen & consumers can buy veggies & fruits at the reasonable prices. The scenario has changed drastically, the rate is higher than the market price, such as:-
Items Market price Bazaar Price
Tomato Rs 15/Kg Rs 30/Kg
Peas Rs 70/Kg Rs 90/Kg
Beans Rs 40/Kg Rs 50/Kg
Brinjal Rs 40/Kg Rs 50/Kg
Ladyfinger Rs 30/Kg Rs 50/Kg
The increased rates are nowhere ‘reasonable’ or ‘affordable’ as remarked by CM Devendra Fadnavis. Farmers are enjoying the productivity but what about the consumers, Will the consumer ever have the last laugh?