Prices of vegetables rise
Gaurav Pardeshi / NASHIK: Prices of some vegetables have increased, whereas that of some vegetables have been stable at the wholesale markets of Nashik Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Nashik.
Due to the drought situation in the district and less supply of vegetables like capsicum, bitter gourd, brinjal, luffa and coriander, their prices have increased. “The stocks of these vegetables at the wholesale markets of Nashik Agricultural Produce Market Committee have gone down, while the demand is increasing, resulting in a steep hike of the vegetable prices at the wholesale markets which also have reflected in the retail markets”, said Sunil Jadhav, clerk, Nashik Agricultural Produce Market Committee.
“Household budgets have gone out of control, especially for the middle-class sections. Due to the drought situation, we are witnessing a rise in vegetable prices. We have already cut down on other expensive items.
We hope that the situation would come under control as early as possible. We feel helpless nowadays,” says a homemaker Monika Pendharkar, a resident of Panchavati. Manohar Patil, resident at Satpur says, “Vegetable is a basic need of every human being.
Nowadays it has become difficult to manage the household budget with the frequent rise in fruits and vegetable prices. We can understand the increase in prices during the summer season. But, there must be some regulations to control the price rise.”
” Coriander is at its highest peak, it is being sold at Rs. 6,000 per bunch of hundred. Fenugreek is being sold at Rs 45 per bunch and Dill is being sold at
Rs 30 per bunch.