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Price of vegetables skyrockets

18 April 2022  

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KANCHANPUR: Inflation of vegetables has increased in the Kanchanpur district due to the lack of availability of vegetables in markets following the decline in local production in the recent period.

Production of vegetables has declined due to sudden weather changes. Former Chairperson of Kanchanpur Vegetable Entrepreneurs’ Association, Tarka Raj Bhatta, said that though the local productions—pumpkin, brinjal, bottle gourd are in the market, other vegetables are being imported from the Indian market.

Vegetables like onion, potato, long bean, tomato, okra, and carrot are being imported regularly from India.

Bhatta said tomatoes cultivated by farmers got damaged due to sudden changes in weather and the supply of local productions was low as compared to previous years.

Sample test of the vegetables imported from India via Gaddachauki checkpoint is carried out at a lab located at a vegetable market, Attariya, of Kailali.

Tomato cultivated by Khyaliram Barma on around 15 kattas of land at Bhimdutta municipality-19 has been completely damaged due to rain and excessive cold. He had planted a tomato in November.

Barma, who is involved in vegetable farming for the past 13 years, said that the price of tomatoes and lemon has skyrocketed. Though the price of bottled gourd and pumpkin has become cheaper, the price of other vegetables is high, said businessmen.

A vegetable businessman, Anil Prasad Chaudhary, said that they are now compelled to sell a piece of lemon at Rs 20 after the price of lemon reached Rs 500 per kg.

Although supply of vegetables produced in the district is low, there is no lack of vegetables in the market.

Publish Date : 18 April 2022 14:29 PM

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