Pune: Spike in prices of leafy vegetables as monsoon hampers supply

Pune: Spike in prices of leafy vegetables as monsoon hampers supply

Pune: Spike in prices of leafy vegetables as monsoon hampers supply

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The onset of the monsoon has led to a significant decrease in the supply of leafy vegetables in Pune, causing prices to rise sharply over the past month. The reduced inflow is attributed to the impact of heavy rains on the quality and availability of these vegetables.

Traders report that the prices of popular leafy vegetables like coriander and fenugreek have surged, with retail prices ranging between Rs 40 and Rs 50 per pair. Other leafy vegetables are being sold for up to Rs 30 per pair. A trader in the vegetable department indicated that the prices are expected to remain high throughout the month due to the ongoing supply-demand imbalance.

In the wholesale market, the prices per 100 units (judi) for various leafy vegetables are as follows:

  • Coriander: Rs 1500 to Rs 3500
  • Fenugreek: Rs 1500 to Rs 2500
  • Shepu: Rs 800 to Rs 1500
  • Chakwat: Rs 800 to Rs 1500
  • Kardai: Rs 400 to Rs 1000
  • Pudina: Rs 500 to Rs 1000
  • Flax: Rs 400 to Rs 800
  • Radish: Rs 800 to Rs 2000
  • Amaranth: Rs 400 to Rs 7000
  • Chuka: Rs 600 to Rs 1000
  • Chavalai: Rs 400 to Rs 700
  • Palak: Rs 1500 to Rs 2000

The trader noted that the price of leafy vegetables such as coriander, fenugreek, and onion has increased by 15 to 20 per cent. On Sunday, the market yard received 100,000 units of coriander and 30,000 units of fenugreek, reflecting the ongoing demand despite the higher prices.

As the monsoon continues, the vegetable market in Pune is bracing for sustained price hikes, urging consumers to expect and prepare for higher costs for their leafy greens in the coming weeks.