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Veggie prices go up

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, September 17

Price of major vegetables like tomatoes, cauliflowers, bitter gourd (titey karela), cowpeas, bottle gourd (lauka) and pointed gourd (parwal), among others, have increased in the retail market over the last one week.

Comparative price list

Vegetables

September 9 Price

September 17 Price

Tomato

45

55

Cauliflower

85

105

Bitter Gourd

45

65

Cow Pea

85

105

Bottle Gourd

35

45

Pointed Gourd

45

85

Potato

45

45

Onion

35

35

Cabbage

35

28

Pumpkin

65

55

Amount in Rs per kg; Source: KFVMDB

According to rates of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board (KFVMDB), prices of pointed gourd and bitter gourd have increased significantly, by 88 per cent and 44 per cent. Pointed gourd which was available in last Saturday at Rs 45 per kg, was being sold at Rs 85 a kg. Similarly, price of bitter gourd rose to Rs 65 a kg from Rs 45 per kg last week.

Tomatoes and cauliflowers also witnessed growth in their retail price by 22 per cent and 23 per cent. Tomatoes were available today at Rs 55 per kg in the market against last week’s retail price of Rs 45 per kg. Cauliflower’s price soared to Rs 105 per kg today from Rs 85 a kg.

Price of cowpeas and bottle gourd too rose by 23 per cent to Rs 105 per kg and 28 per cent to Rs 45 a kg, respectively. Last week, cowpeas and bottle gourd were available at Rs 85 per kg and Rs 35 a kg, respectively in the retail market.

Meanwhile, price of potatoes and onions remained constant over the week at Rs 45 per kg and Rs 35 per kg. However, price of cabbage and pumpkin fell by 20 per cent and 15 per cent over the week to Rs 28 per kg and Rs 55 a kg, respectively. Retail price of cabbage and pumpkin was recorded at Rs 35 per kg and Rs 65 a kg, respectively, last Saturday.


A version of this article appears in print on September 18, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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