Vegetable prices have increased by 10 to 20 per cent in the Koyembedu wholesale market in view of the wedding season.
Flower vendors at the market claimed that the prices have come down by half after three days. “Due to Sri Krishna Jayanthi, the flower prices were high. Now, jasmine is sold for Rs 300-360 per kg, jasminum sambac for Rs 120-150, rose for Rs 50-40 and crossandra Rs 500-600. The prices are likely to increase by the end of this month.”
According to Dhanush, Kai Kani Malar Podhu Nala Sangam, fruit prices are standard as usual, except Apple, which costs Rs 3,000 for one box (25-30kg). Fruit prices are also expected to rise for Vinayaka Chathurthi.