In the fields, farmers are beginning to worry . "Since Monday, we have only 30 minutes in terms of quota of water to irrigate our fields against an hour ago . If the drought continues , our plantations will be affected , "says Iran Ramjane planter vegetable Triolet .
Already , the production of certain vegetables like lalo , the snake gourd or bean begins to suffer . And it shows on prices. " We note , in fact, a slight increase in price these days . These are the vegetables with the lack of water affected , "says Suren Surat, ' Managing Director' SKC Surat, company that distributes vegetables in supermarkets , markets and hotels. The company caters to 200 smallholders with whom she has worked for years .
"Currently, vegetable growers have to face both the transition between winter and summer and the drought. Vegetables continue to be available , but prices will go up , "says Suren Surat . If the drought continues , he continues, we can expect a further increase in prices. "The increase may be up to 20 %," says Suren Surat . And for good reason : "In case of extension of the drought , we will be entitled to three days of water per week. This will be far enough especially as we are going to land seeds and other plants. The situation will become more difficult , "suggests , for its part , Said Bundhoo planter in the North.
But the lack of water will not only problem planters . "With the heat of summer , some vegetables may be affected by insects , viruses or other diseases ," said Iran Ramjane . " The quality of the darling of squash , zucchini or cabbage then may suffer ," added Suren Surat .
Side greengrocers , it already addresses other price increases. " Other vegetables may see their prices rise next week ," says Isoop Soobadar , president of the Market Traders Association. Consumers are warned!
|Changes in prices of vegetables|
|Chou||Rs 5 to Rs 10 per unit||Rs 15 to Rs 25 each|
|Lalo||Rs 50 per pound||Rs 70 per pound|
|Cucumber||Rs 15 to Rs 20 each||Rs 25 each|
|Chouchou||Rs 10 per pound||Rs 15 per pound|
|Green beans||Rs 25 per pound||Rs 30 per pound|
|Mangoze||Rs 30-Rs 35||Rs 50 per pound|
|Pepper||Rs 60 to Rs 70 per pound||Rs 40 per pound|
|Squash||Rs 25 to Rs 30 a piece||Rs 15 to Rs 20 a piece|
|Giraumon||Rs 12 per pound||Rs 8 to Rs 10 per pound|
|Love apple-Rs 15 to Rs 20 per pound|
|Herbs (coriander, parsley, thyme, ...) - Rs 10 boot|
|Brede-Rs 5 boot (watercress) Rs 10 boot (darling) Rs 15 per pound (white brède, tom thumb)|
|Pinpangaille-Rs 20 per pound|
|Carrot - Rs 10 per pound|
|Calabash - Rs 15 per pound|
|Lettuce - Rs 10 unit|
|Cauliflower - Rs 30 each|
|Aubergine - Rs 15 per pound|