Prices of Vegetables and Fruits in Chennai
Last few days the prices of vegetables have come down in Chennai Koyambedu Vegetable market. bdul Kader, Koyambedu Vegetable Wholesale Merchants Association secretary stated that Vegetables are coming from many states such as Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra states to Koyambedu Wholesale Market.
At this instant, there is more harvest and so more vegetables are coming down to the market. Every day the vegetables are coming up in 250 to 300 Lorries. Due to this carrots are sold for Rs 40 and is now sold for Rs 28 now. Brinjals are sold for Rs 40 and is now sold for Rs 25 per kilo now. Apart from these prices of potatoes, elephant foot yam, beans, onions and broad beans have come down by Rs 5 to Rs 10. Its stated that in the upcoming days due to marriage days and summer the prices of vegetables may go up.
Vegetable prices at Koyambedu Wholesale Market:
|Vegetables||Rs per kilo|
|Elephant foot yam||35|
|Bitter gourd- big||20|
Though vegetables prices have decreased, the prices of the fruits have gone up. There was a good supply of fruits, the rates of fruits have gone up due to summer. The prices of sweet lime and oranges are gone up to by Rs 10. The price of apples have moved up by Rs 20
Summer season fruits like jack fruit and mangoes will be soon arriving. Currently fruits are brought to wholesale market in about 220 Lorries. There is more supply of grapes and Chikku fruits.
Rates of fruits as on date in the wholesale market:
|Fruits||Rs per kilo|
|Pineapple||40 per fruit|