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February 16, 2013

Vegetables: 25% More Expensive

Vegetable prices showed an increase of over 25% Thursday due to the damage caused by torrential rains. Kreepalloo Sunghoon, Secretary General of the Small Planters' Association (SPA), explains that the first observation made Wednesday shows that 30% of the country's vegetable production was afectée.

"The extent of the damage is expected to rise further as some plantations take a few days to dry after the heavy rain. A second evaluation will be done this weekend, "said he.

Vegetables most affected, according to the Small Planters' Association, is the tomato, carrot, bitter gourd, pattypan, pepper, sugar beet and vegetables purposes.

However, Sunghoon Kreepalloo tell, there is no risk of shortage of vegetables. For what is the apple of love, the situation will not return to normal until one month Kreepalloo Sunghoon say. "The price is now Rs 80 a pound and will remain unchanged until mid-March," he said. 

 

Text by Le Matinal
 

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