Prices of brinjal and carrot increased in Koyambedu market
Because of recent huge floods at Kerala, transport got completely affected. Hence vegetables are not to be transported from Tamil Nadu to Kerala for over last one month.
Instead, vegetables for Kerala were diverted to Chennai Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market. Because of this additional stock, price of vegetables decreased. However, this improving conditions at kerala, prices of vegetables were been started increasing again.
Brinjal was sold at Rs. 10 per kg and is now sold at Rs. 25 per kg. Carrot was sold at Rs. 35 per kg and is now sold at Rs. 45 per kg. Drumstick was sold at Rs. 15 per kg and is now sold at Rs. 25 per kg. Broad beans was sold at Rs. 20 per kg is now sold at Rs. 25 per kg. Tomato was sold at Rs. 10 per kg, is now sold at Rs. 12 per kg.
Other vegetable prices in Rs. per kg: Onion – 16, Sambar (small) onion – 30, Potato – 26, Lady’s finger (Vendaikkai) – Rs. 8, Radish – 15, Cabbage – 10, bitter gourd, beetroot, and beans – 15, snake gourd – 8, and green chilli – 20.
Traders explained regarding this that normal conditions is said to have returned to Kerala state. All vegetables are now being transported to state. Quantity of vegetables arriving to koyambedu wholesale vegetable market was been reduced. This has caused increase in prices of vegetables.