'Fall in prices will not impact rates in city'

'Fall in prices will not impact rates in city'

'Fall in prices will not impact rates in city'

 Crash in the prices of tomatoes and green gram in Hubballi will not have any impact on the markets in Bengaluru. 

The Wholesale Vegetable Merchants Association said that there was no chance of the price of tomato dipping further as the present cost is itself very low. The price of tomatoes at wholesale markets is Rs 4 to Rs 5 a kg, while in the retail outlets the cost fluctuates between Rs 8 and  Rs 15, traders said. A month ago, the wholesale price of tomatoes was Rs 30 to Rs 40.  

The prices of green gram have also reduced in the city in the last two weeks. Bharath Kumar R Shah, secretary, Foodgrains and Pulses Merchants’ Association, APMC (Yeshwantpur), told DH that the price of green gram reduced by Rs 30 per kg in the last three months. 

“The present rate is Rs 60-Rs 75 per kg at wholesale markets, based on quality. In retail outlets, green gram is being sold at Rs 80 to Rs 90 per kg. Already, the rate is low and there is no chance that the prices will dip further. Green gram is outsourced to the city from Gadag, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Hubballi and other parts of North Karnataka,” Shah said. 

Rajeev Reddy, a retailer, attributed the decrease in green gram prices to an increase in the crop yield.

Beans, carrot dearer

Prices of beans and carrot have increased in the last one week. President of the Wholesale Vegetable Merchants Association R V Gopi said that owing to the shortage in arrivals of beans and carrot, the prices have shot up. A kg of beans that used to cost Rs 20-25 at wholesale markets is now priced at Rs 45-Rs 50. The price of carrot has increased from Rs 30 to Rs 40 a kg. 

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