Prices of some vegetables likely to stay high in Doon for few more weeks

The prices of various highly consumed vegetables continue to skyrocket in Dehradun market which. The prices were expected to drop after Deepawali but this has not happened yet.

For the last few months, the prices of vegetables like onions, tomatoes and potatoes are increasing consistently and are being sold at the prices ranging between Rs 50 per kilogramme and Rs 80 per kilogramme. According to the president of Dehradun Mandi Samiti, Rajesh Sharma there are various factors affecting the supply of some vegetables in the Mandi presently due to which the prices of such vegetables are high in Dehradun.

Factors like heavy rainfall in some areas, transportation issues and even the recent increase in Covid-19 contagion in some states is also causing a delay in the supply of vegetables from the other states which might go on for weeks, said Sharma. “It cannot be said exactly when the prices of these vegetables will return to normal but the situation will get better when the Mandi will get regular and timely supply here,” informed Sharma.

Friday, 27 November 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

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