Mangaluru: Festival season - Flower becomes dearer, vegetable, fruit prices stable


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 22: The season of festivals has begun. With the onset of the season, prices of fruits, vegetables and flowers have begun to move up.

Many seek to consume vegetarian food during the Navaratri period. Therefore, there has been an increase in the demand for fruits and vegetables. As the supply level is also matching up the demand, their prices have not gone up. But flowers have become costly with the beginning of the Navaratri festival.

Among the vegetables, cabbage which used to be sold at eight to ten rupees a kg a week back is now commanding a price of Rs 50. Carrot has jumped from Rs 40 a few days back to Rs 80 now. Other vegetables are almost at the same price as the previous week except for the onions. It is said that even though there is heavy rainfall in north Karnataka, APMCs have already received some stock of all vegetables and hence the prices have remained stable. Merchant Ashfaq expects the prices to go up in the coming days.

Fruit vendor Salam Merchant says that compared to the previous year, demand has been far less in this festival season. He says that fruit prices have not picked up and the fruits are sold at the same rate they were being sold a couple of weeks back.

Two arm lengths of chrysanthemum are sold at Rs 70, Kakada is sold at Rs 100 and zinnia Rs 80. Marigold is priced at Rs 80, while jasmine is sold between Rs 150 and 500 per Kuchu. Flowers are brought here from Haveri, Mysuru, Kunigal, Hassan etc. Because of heavy rain and flood, a lot of flowers have been damaged and therefore, the prices have gone up now. In the coming days, prices may go up further. More flower merchants from other districts are expected to come here from other districts to market their products.

Cucumber is sold at Rs 20 per kg, okra Rs 40, ridge gourd Rs 50, Coccinia (ghat variety) Rs 36, beetroot Rs 44, bitter gourd Rs 45 and beans Rs 50.

The similar rate increase has also been noticed in Udupi where tomato which was sold at Rs 28 per kg at the beginning of the festival season is priced at Rs 40 now, onions are sold at Rs 95, potato price has gone up to Rs 50 from 40, while pomegranate costs Rs 100 to 120 per kg.

  

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    all da foot-paaths r occupied by da petty, petty traders. da corporation is busy in catching parking violators. street vendors r thriving everywhere. Mangalore corporation mayor, corporator's & law enforcement department are all blind 2 c da enchroachments from da traders. virtually there is no rules followed from da corporation & da law enforcements. commuters r facing hardships 2 move da motors.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Did you see the flowers in the garden grow
    If you did, surely you would know
    Love is like flowers, roses, jasmine and others
    Send the flowers to the girl she will become yours

    Do not become like a butterfly
    To jump from flower to flower
    She needs your arms around her
    Now, today, tomorrow and forever

    Send the flowers to her daily
    Even the price changes daily
    With flowers in her hair
    Love will remain in the air.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Half of India is Starving & Jobless ...

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    any data on numbers of those gone mad ....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru
    Baba Ramdev
    Asaram Babu
    Swami Nityanand
    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
    Rampal
    Ashutosh Maharaj
    Ichchadhari Bhimanand.
    Chandraswami
    Balak Brahmachari
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ...

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Dinesh Kumar Shetty
    Jossey Saldanha

    Please do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from someone's forehead.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Add one more name..

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Aghadi govt also starving

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  • Antony Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    During the UPA tenure it was MMS led government which was responsible for price rise even though prices which were well within the reach of a common man ..now Modi government is exempted from criticism though it came to power with fake promises..Poverty, unemployment, price rise are only reserved for congress government and only Nehru is responsible..everything is fine and can be tolerated as long as BJP is ruling

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    What about onions price shot up to ₹90/-? Might cross a century.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    It was 96/- yesterday

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Nirmala Sitaraman doesn't eat Onions ...

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    But she knows that (only) Biharis need free Covid-19 vaccine, rest of the Indians are rich enough to buy it. Likewise they can afford onions too, is what her assumption is.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Jossey Sir,

    We are taking about Flowers / Fool in Hindi....not Onions / (Karma) Kanda here Sir...


    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Lan... Sir... Ah... Ah... Not Fool my dear....its phool ...hindi ka फूल ... I know you won't write it by mistake... It's purposely naa...😆😆😆🌹🌹

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    people are rich enough to buy their own onion ....

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Langoolji,

    Roti, Kapda, Makaan pahle. Pooja baad mein bhi ho sakhti hai. Kaanda is part to Roti, let Nirmalakka provide it at affordable cost to citizens, if she isn't eating, does it mean we should appoint an onion eater as a FM, a Beef eater as some other minister and so on to usderstand peoples' problems ?

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    @Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    I can understand Nirmala Sitaram being insensitive about onion prices, but since when Shetty community stopped purchasing onions ?

    Kori Sukka, Shettre, Neeruli kammi aanda maja ijji. Nikleg ration angadi'd neeruli thikkunda ???

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