Panaji, Jun 12: With the petroleum and diesel prices shooting up and the vegetable in western ghat areas being badly affected due to pre-monsoon showers, there is a sudden rise in prices in city markets. From tomato to potato and from beans to capsicum the prices have sky rocketed.
There is nearly a 10-20 per cent rise in the prices of vegetable and the vendors attribute this sudden rise due to the season and say that this is a yearly phenomenon.
The price of capsicum has touched Rs 30 per kg, while french beans are Rs 40 per kg.
Inquiries with the vegetable dealers revealed that the vegetable crop was badly affected by the pre-monsoon rains, which have created havoc in the western ghats. They stated that at present white potatoes from the Agra cold storage are being supplied to Goa.
French beans and carrots are being brought to Goa from Bangalore while tomatoes are being brought here from Karad, Maharashtra.
The vegetable dealers say that there is always short supply of vegetable stock from Belgaum during the monsoons.
They say the price of tomatoes last year during this season were Rs 12 and Rs 15 per kg and presently price has gone up to Rs 30 per kg. The vegetable prices in the Krishi Ghars and horticulture department’s store are less by just Rs 2 or Rs 3.
Flower which is some days back it was selling for just Rs 10-12 is now at Rs 20, and while carrot is being sold for Rs 20. A bunch of coriander is available for around Rs 15.
The prices of other vegetables like beat roots, cabbage, lady’s finger, spring onion, palak and some other products, which are available locally have not changed.
The rise in prices in fish being experienced by the consumers is due to short supply of the fish in the market as most of the trawlers and canoes have already been brought ashore due to the government ban.
This has affected the fish loving public of Goa and demand for river fish and fish from outside the state has shot up. Hence the high prices.