Incessant rains increase vegetable rates in K’taka – Bengaluru News
Due to the rains, greens weren’t arriving in markets in adequate portions, which had led to the steep rise in the costs.
The state has been witnessing steady rains because the final 15 days.
The vegetable crops at farms are inundated and most of have perished.
The tomatoes are being bought between Rs 100 to Rs 110, onion is priced between Rs 40 to Rs 60. Chow chow, bottleguard, radish which was obtainable for Rs 15-30 are actually being bought at Rs 30 to Rs 60.
Potato is bought for Rs 30 to Rs 50. If the rains proceed, tomato costs will contact Rs 150, based on merchants.
Beans are priced at Rs 72, brinjal white at Rs 99, capsicum Rs 130 and peas Rs 220 per kg, leaving the frequent man gasping.
Meanwhile, farmers who may handle to reap greens particularly, tomatoes, have hit a jackpot.
A 15 kg field of tomatoes is fetching Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000.