Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)
Udupi, Nov 12: Prices of vegetables that skyrocketed during the festive season have become cheaper in the retail market. Tomato has taken the biggest slump with Rs 20 per kg.
Carrot which was sold at Rs 100 per kg just two weeks ago, is sold at Rs 70 now. Rate of beans has slumped from Rs 120 to 60. Only onions have shown a steady increase from Rs 40 to 50 per kg.
According to vegetable traders, the onion crop is lost in huge quantities this year due to heavy rains. That is why the rate is high and quality is also not good.
Ridgegourd is sold at Rs 50. Earlier it was Rs 80. Capsicum is sold at Rs 80 while cabbage is sold at Rs 23, bittergourd at Rs 50.
Potato price has also increased from Rs 40 to 50. Green chillies cost Rs 50. Various varieties of aubergines are sold from Rs 30 to 50 per kg.
Cauliflower is Rs 40 per kg, pumpkin is Rs 50, gherkins are sold at R 50, Radish at Rs 40, Beetroot at Rs 50, Okra at Rs 50, garlic at Rs 80 and cucumber at Rs 30.
Leafy vegetables like Palak, coriander leaves, fenugreek leaves are sold from Rs 8 to 10 per bunch.
In fruits Oranges are arriving in huge quantities to the market and the price is quoted around Rs 60. Musumbi is Rs 80 while Papaya is Rs 40, Pomegranate is Rs 250, Chikku Rs 80, black grapes Rs 100 and apples are sold at Rs 110 to 250 depending on quality. The price of Cardamom banana is Rs 60 per kilo while Cavandice is Rs 35 and Red banana is Rs 70 per kg.