SUBSTANTIAL HIKE IN VEGETABLE PRICES

SUBSTANTIAL HIKE IN VEGETABLE PRICES

SUBSTANTIAL HIKE IN VEGETABLE PRICES

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

30 Jan, 2021 | 8:22 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The wholesale and retail prices of vegetables at the Dambulla Special Economic Centre have risen substantially.

The hike in prices is due to the low supply of vegetable stocks as a result of inclement weather conditions experienced in the country, reported the News 1st correspondent in Dambulla.

Accordingly, 1 kilogram of green chilli was priced at a record Rs. 700, while a kilo of pumpkin was sold at Rs. 240 and a kilo of corn at Rs. 140.

Among vegetables supplied to the Dambulla Economic Centre from Nuwara Eliya, a kilo of beetroot, carrot and leeks were priced at Rs. 240, Rs. 230 and Rs. 130 respectively.

Traders at the Dambulla Economic Centre believe the prices will continue to remain at higher rates until the prices can be revised once an adequate supply of vegetable stocks are delivered by farmers.

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