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Vegetable rates shoot up due to rains

Prices of common vegetables including potatoes,onions and tomatoes in the city have shot up by about 25 per cent over the past week.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
August 18, 2011 1:24:31 am

Prices of common vegetables including potatoes,onions and tomatoes in the city have shot up by about 25 per cent over the past week. Also,there has been a 30 per cent increase in the cost of some the seasonal vegetables like peas and cauliflower. Costs of potatoes,onions and tomatoes have risen from Rs 20 per kg each to Rs 25 per kg in the last four days. The prices of cauliflower and peas,meanwhile,have gone up by Rs 20 per kg each,being currently levelled at Rs 60 and Rs 80 per kg,respectively.

“Our supplies come mostly from Himachal Pradesh,Punjab and Haryana. A major portion of the produce got damaged in transit last week due to the heavy showers in the region. The rains have damaged some crops,” said Lucky Sawhney,President of Market Association,Sector 26.

Though there has not been any immediate change in the costs of milk and dairy products,their costs have been revised many times over the past few months. Since January 2011,the cost of milk per kg has gone up by Rs 3,while the total increase in costs of paneer and curd amount to Rs 15 and Rs 10 per kg,respectively.

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