Issue of rising vegetable prices – News1st gets to the root

Issue of rising vegetable prices – News1st gets to the root

Issue of rising vegetable prices – News1st gets to the root

Written by Staff Writer

16 Nov, 2015 | 9:10 pm

Prices of vegetables have increased significantly in the market as a result of floods. The prices have increased in this manner as a result of the inclement weather in areas where vegetables are being cultivated.

News1st was able to obtain details of the extent to which the cultivation of vegetables has been affected.

A female cultivator stated that half of their cultivation has been washed away, along with their carrot seeds and leeks.

Another cultivator said that with the rainfall, the cultivation has rotted away, which has contributed towards creating the situation today.

The amount of vegetables that reach the economic centres has also decreased.

Another farmer stated that there are no vegetables to keep up with the  requirement of the country. He added that usually vegetables come in from Jaffna and other places but at present vegetables are not brought in.

He went on to note that in December, which is the month of Christmas the demand might double.

Explaining further he stated that only 10% of  vegetables arrive to the economic centers and If the rains persists, a vegetable scarcity would occur.


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