Pune Faces Rise in Vegetable Prices Due to Weather-Related Supply Shortages

Pune Faces Rise in Vegetable Prices Due to Weather-Related Supply Shortages

Pune Faces Rise in Vegetable Prices Due to Weather-Related Supply Shortages

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Adverse weather conditions and reduced supply drive up vegetable prices in Pune

June 17, 2024

Vegetable prices in Pune have soared by 10 to 20% at the city’s Market Yard, attributed to extreme heat and pre-monsoon rains damaging crops. The combined impact of these factors has significantly affected both consumers and traders in the market.

As per report a sharp decline in fruit and vegetable arrivals over the past week. Only 80 to 90 truckloads arrived on Sunday from Maharashtra and other states, exacerbating the supply shortage that has persisted for two weeks.

Recent rainfall has further compounded the situation, causing extensive crop losses and delaying planting schedules by up to one and a half months. Consequently, prices are expected to continue rising as the market struggles to replenish its supply.

Vendors attribute the price hikes to adverse weather conditions, which have not only reduced supply but also impacted the quality of produce. They anticipate that prices will remain elevated unless planting conditions improve significantly.

The current prices of key vegetables per kilogram illustrate the severity of the situation:

Tomato: 70 to 80 rupees

Onion: 40 to 45 rupees

Potato: 40 to 45 rupees

Okra: 120 to 140 rupees

Cabbage: 70 to 80 rupees

Brinjal: 80 to 100 rupees

Cauliflower: 100 to 120 rupees

Gawar: 150 to 160 rupees

Leafy vegetables have also witnessed price hikes due to reduced arrivals and compromised quality. In the retail market, coriander is now priced at 50 to 60 rupees per bouquet, while fenugreek costs between 40 to 50 rupees. Traders expect these elevated prices to persist throughout the coming weeks.

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