Vegetables prices to increase following torrential rains

Vegetables prices to increase following torrential rains

Vegetables prices to increase following torrential rains

Written by Tharushan Fernando

26 May, 2016 | 7:32 pm

Following the torrential rain fall experienced in the recent weeks, the prices of vegetables have increased.

A wholesale price of kilogram of Beans, Leeks , Carrot and other major vegetables are not be sold at a price between 170 rupees and 280 rupees.

Taking this situation in to account, the retail prices of these vegetables have topped 300 rupees per kilogram.

The Manning Market Traders says that the supply of vegetables to the market has reduced.

Secretary of the Manning Market Public Trade Association,Gamini Handunge expressed that the price of almost all the vegetables have increased and the reason is the inclement weather that prevailed over the past week and the destruction of the cultivations’ which resulted in the low supply of vegetables to the market.

He noted that the price of a kilogram of beans is 280 rupees, Carrot is 170 rupees , Leeks is 170 rupees, Cabbage is 100 rupees while the prices of tomatoes have reduced because of the increased supply of tomatoes where the price is between 120 rupees and 130 rupees per kilogram.

Traders note that,it may take several weeks for the prices to drop to the usual rate.

Traders also point out that some of the farmers have directed their vegetables to the markets even before the cultivations’ have ripened.


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