Vegetables: Soaring Prices Expected

9 years, 3 months ago - February 20, 2012
The facts are eloquent. A trip to the market you will surely be convinced by an increase in vegetable prices. Is it due to the fast of Cavadee and / or the pilgrimage of Maha Shivaratri?

"No! "We said Kreepaloo Sunghoon, president of the association of small growers. "This is the prevailing climate that plays tricks on us. This is not conducive to crops. In some areas, the Irrigation Authority has removed the water supply. February has not had its usual rains. This explains a vegetable production below average, leading to higher prices, ranging from 15% to 20%, "says he.

Kreepaloo Sunghoon also deplores the lack of rain and high humidity encourage the proliferation of certain diseases. "This explains the poor quality of some vegetables. For the next two weeks, prices not expected to increase, decrease or not ... If the weather situation returns to normal, there is a high probability that prices fall within a month. But if he does not always rains, the situation could worsen significantly, "he made out.

Isoop Soobedar, president of the Market Traders Association, does not agree to Kreepaloo Sunghoon.

"Prices n have not increased in recent times. Instead, the prices of some vegetables such as cabbage, declined. The sale of products is well underway. There are more people in the market, including tourists. This is explained by the fact that street vendors converged on the Grand Basin. In fact, consumers are turning to markets, "says Isoop Soobedar. 

However, it requires a change in the coming weeks, because "the risk of a slight rise in prices remain ..." Why? Just because the stock of vegetable land is exhausted, even if they were not very good. 

Avant                        Maintenant

Pomme d’amour                                Rs 20                     Rs 30 à Rs 35

Carotte                                  Rs 15                     Rs 25

Betterave                              Rs 15                     Rs 20

Haricot                                  Rs 25                     Rs 35 à Rs 40

Piment                                  Rs 60                     Rs 80

Patol                                      Rs 20                     Rs 25

 

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