Unseasonal Rains Cause Sudden Drop in Lemon Prices in Pune

Unseasonal Rains Cause Sudden Drop in Lemon Prices in Pune

Unseasonal Rains Cause Sudden Drop in Lemon Prices in Pune

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Pune: The sudden increase in the supply of lemons, which were in high demand during the summer, has led to a significant drop in prices. Farmers from Solapur and Ahmednagar districts have sent large quantities of lemons to the market, fearing potential damage due to unseasonal rains. As a result, the price per sack of lemons has decreased by 400 to 500 rupees.

Various parts of the state are experiencing unseasonal rains, which have been damaging the lemon crops. Consequently, farmers have started harvesting lemons in large quantities. The combination of unseasonal rain and climate change has led to a decrease in the demand for lemons. Just a week ago, lemon prices were high, but they have since fallen. According a lemon trader at the Market Yard, the current wholesale price for a sack of lemons ranges from 300 to 1300 rupees, depending on the quality. Currently, the wholesale market receives between 1,500 to 2,000 sacks of lemons daily. A week ago, lemons were being sold for 5 to 10 rupees each in the retail market. The increased supply has caused a price drop in both wholesale and retail markets. The lemons available for sale now are smaller and green, and their lower quality has resulted in reduced prices. Sour lemons usually fetch good prices in the summer.

The price per sack of lemons has dropped by 400 to 500 rupees. The market has seen an increase in the supply of lemons. Due to the risk of damage from unseasonal rains, farmers from Solapur and Ahmednagar districts have rushed to sell their lemons. Climate change has led to a decreased demand for lemons. The lemons arriving in the market are raw and green, leading to a reduced demand for these unripe lemons. The prices for 15 kilograms of lemons range from 300 to 1300 rupees, depending on the quality, as stated by traders from Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard.

In addition to local farmers from Solapur and Ahmednagar districts, farmers from Hyderabad and Chennai have also sent large quantities of lemons to Maharashtra’s markets. Summer usually brings good prices for lemons, prompting farmers from other states to sell their lemons in Maharashtra.