“The first crop has come in earlier this week, and we have seen a dip in the prices of the crop since then. Supply and quality of crop have improved greatly, and we are expecting this to continue for the rest of the month. There might be an increase around Pongal, but that is the only increase we are expecting over the next two months,” said P Sukumaran, treasurer, Koyambedu Vegetable Merchant’s Association.
The price of vegetables like potatoes and carrots have fallen significantly to Rs 20 per kg and Rs 10 -Rs 20 per kg respectively, while beans and broad beans are being sold at Rs 20 - Rs25 per kg and brinjal and beetroot selling between Rs 20 - Rs 25 per kg. Only drumstick prices are at Rs 80 – Rs 100 per kg owing to poor weather conditions.
Vendors added that the widespread rain in the State has not yet affected the supply of local vegetables.