The floods at Nasik along with other rural areas had affected the cultivation invariably increasing vegetable prices and with the navratri festival the vegetable prices are not likely to go down, reports Hansraj Kanaujia. This is the MCGM market situated at Dadar. The market here receives it vegetables from Nasik and nearby rural areas. However, with floods creating havoc to the cultivation here, the city has bee seeing a low in vegetables and a huge high in its prices. While few days back the price of tomatoes was Rs 13-14 per kilo, today it is costing Rs 24 per kilo. Similar is the case of other vegetables like onions, potatoes, cauliflower, brinjal etc. Vendors claim that the prices are likely to remain high and there is very little expectations of them going down with the Navratri festival. And while its gleeful time for the vendors, the hike in prices has once again hit the common man. With cameraperson Lahu Konde, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
March 9, 2010