Vegetable prices fall as supply in Nagpur market improves

Nagpur: Vegetable prices in the markets of Nagpur are witnessing a dip as the supply from the local farmers increased. The prices of many varieties have fallen sharply.

Farmers in the neighboring areas have supplied a huge amount of vegetables such as cauliflower, coriander, spinach and brinjal to the markets in Nagpur, causing prices to fall by about 50 to 70 percent compared to prices in the past 10 years. -15 days.

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It is relevant to note that the supply of vegetables from neighboring villages and those from other nearby places had fallen to a level of 10 percent of the total demand in recent months. But now the local farmers are pouring their agricultural products into the city markets. However, the vegetable wholesalers in Phule Market said it was just the beginning. At the moment, only 25 percent of the vegetables are supplied by local farmers. In the next 20-25 days, it will improve further and prices will fall further, they said.

According to the traders, the period November, December and January witnessed a good arrival of vegetables from farmers in Katol, Kalmeshwar, Ramtek, Umrer, Parseoni, Devlapar, among others. Nagpur also sources vegetables from Wardha, Bhandara, Chhindwara and other nearby places so there is no shortage of them during the season. When suppliers bring vegetables from nearby places, the prices are very competitive compared to the prices of vegetables here from distant places, they said.

It normally happens in the period of December to January when many varieties of vegetables are readily available here due to the availability of water. But in the summer when the temperature rises, the supply from local farmers decreases and prices move north.

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