Vegetable Prices Shoot Up By 80 Percent In Teej

August 21, 2020 | Investopaper

Prices of vegetables and fruits have gone up by about 80 percent since the day the curfew was imposed in the Kathmandu Valley. According to the Kalimati Fruit and Vegetable Market Development Committee, the wholesale price of main vegetables has gone up by 10 to 80 percent on Thursday as compared to Wednesday.

The committee has estimated that the price may have gone up due to high demand even though the supply of vegetables in the market is normal. According to the committee, 476 metric tonnes of vegetables entered the Kalimati market on Wednesday, but the price has gone up even after entering 600 metric tonnes on Thursday.

Lemons, which were sold at a wholesale price of Rs 165 per kg on Wednesday, are being traded at Rs 295 per kg on Thursday, while tomatoes traded at Rs 56 per kg at a wholesale price of Rs 70. During this period, bitter gourd has gone up from Rs 22 to Rs 30 per kg and tama from Rs 90 per kg to Rs 110 from the wholesale price. Similarly, the wholesale price of tanebodi has gone up by Rs 95 per kg to Rs 110.

Chairman of the Consumer Rights Research Forum Madhav Timsina demanded action after monitoring the price of vegetables in a single day. He said that the traders have increased the price arbitrarily as the demand for vegetables will increase in Teej and they will buy whatever the price.


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