Mangaluru: Prices of vegetables, fish and meat on rise as festivals approach


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Jan 9: It is usual to see price rises of grocery and essential commodities during festivals. Shortage of agricultural produce and increased demand take prices beyond the reach of common man.

The prices of fruits and vegetables have been rising in markets in Bengaluru, Mangaluru and throughout state. Those who are preparing to celebrate Sankranti festival are facing the heat.

Coconuts in Mangaluru are priced at around Rs 30. Tomato prices are shooting up as there is short supply from Mysuru, Mandya, Davanagere, Chikkaballapur, Kolar and other places. There is an increase of up to 30% in prices. The winter climate has affected the produce.

While tender coconuts are available in Bengaluru for about 20 rupee, they are priced at Rs 35 in Mangaluru.

The widening gap between demand and supply are likely to increase the prices of flowers also.

The prices of fish are not behind. King fish is being sold in Mangaluru at Rs 600 per kg. Mutton prices have reached Rs 450 per kg.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    In prinzip tomatoes can be grown up in mangalore.They dont need much care .only water .They grow good in a hot sun and mangalorean mud(earth)is very good.plants should be given support as they grow up .So instead of waiting for tomatoes from elsewhere ,local vegteable is preisworth.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    deepak,
    Things have become costlier in Kuwait but comparing salaries and KD value we do not feel the pinch financially and that is not the case with everyone.
    Mutton here costs 3 KD + I am not complaining. I hardly eat mutton. May be once or twice mostly fish items and vegetable.

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  • deepak, mang

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    In Gulf Just before and during Ramadan Municipalities ensure prices are not escalated by vendors. The similar system required in India.

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  • Anamika, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Next demand from rationalists will be ban all festivals followed by majority so that price rise can be controlled.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Muton is bit cheaper because 75 % of Mangalorean prefer to go for alternative/cheaper meat. For ordinary income earners eating mutton is like paying throuh their nose. Also, the mutton which is available in Mangalore is very hard I mean overgrown/old sheeps meat I believe.
    Boothai. bangde, ade mine kaipule dal, sambar with brown rice cheap & best.

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  • Praveen Lobo, Bantwal

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Yesterday I paid Rs.485 for mutton in Bangalore at Yashvantpur. So mutton is still cheaper in Mangalore.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    You could also go to some cheaper versions of Meat instead of Lamb .....

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Prashant, Yes agreed... Beef is more cheaper and tastier then Mutton...

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    What about Bow Bow meat....

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