Vegetable prices go up as arrival of trucks declines due to rain
Prices of essential vegetables such as onions, tomatoes and beans doubled as arrival of trucks declined by 55 per cent due to heavy rains during the past one week, said sources from the Koyambedu Market Management Committee.
Unprecedented rains in areas like Kolar, Ananthpur, Cuddalore, Ooty have not just damaged the roads due to water-logging and tree felling, but also affected crops such as carrot, onion, tomato, brinjal, ladies finger and broad beans (Avarakkai),” said V.R Soundararajan, tomato trader and a member of the Koyambedu Traders Association.
Prices of Bangalore onion, the variety commonly preferred by households during the November-December season, and small onions that arrive from Salem have touched Rs 50 and Rs 40 per kilogram from Rs 25 per kg and Rs 20 per kg two weeks ago.
Prices of tomato, beans and brinjal also soared due to lower number of trucks from areas like Kolar and Chittoor. Prices of beans have also jumped up during the past one week.
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