The crashing of prices of various vegetables due to higher yield and lack of a proper market has caused heavy losses to Punjab growers. There is a big difference in wholesale and retail prices, and in the absence of any government checks, growers are feeling robbed, and many are planning to return to the wheat-paddy cycle.
According to tribuneindia.com, some senior officers of the Horticulture Department said the improvement in the quality of seeds and favorable weather conditions had resulted in the increase in the production of vegetables this year.
Kashmir: Fruit and vegetable prices skyrocket ahead of Eid
The prices of fruits and vegetables are sold at exorbitant prices as the government-notified rate list is not being followed by shopkeepers and vendors selling perishables in Kashmir markets ahead of Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Consumers from several parts of Kashmir said they were overcharged for their produce, especially vegetables and fruits. The consumers said both local and non-local vegetables were being sold at prices much higher than the government-fixed rates.
Risingkashmir.com reported that the Director of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department Kashmir, Abdul Salam Mir, stated that they are continuously checking the markets and holding drives.
Lemon prices up in Pune due to less inflow and high demand
Unseasonal rains in Pune have affected the inflow of lemons from the Solapur and Ahmednagar districts, resulting in a reduction in the quantity and quality of lemons in the market. The unseasonal rains have caused damage to the lemons, leading to a decline in the supply of lemons in the market.
The demand for lemons has also decreased due to climate change, affecting lemon juice sellers. However, the demand for lemons is expected to rise again due to the increase in heat over the last two days.