Nepal | June 27, 2019

Veggie prices fall, fruits stable

Himalayan News Service

Price list

 

Commodity

Unit

Last Saturday

This Saturday

Potato (red)

Kg

Rs 45

Rs 38

Potato (white)

Kg

Rs 35

Rs 33

Cowpea

Kg

Rs 115

Rs 85

Onion (dry)

Kg

Rs 35

Rs 45

Pointed gourd

Kg

Rs 75

Rs 75

Pomegranate

Kg

Rs 215

Rs 215

Pineapple

1pc

Rs 135

Rs 135

Mango  Kg

Kg

Rs 185

Rs 145

Fresh fish

Kg

Rs 250

Rs 250

Kathmandu, April 23

Increased inflow of seasonal vegetables from across the country brought down the retail price of vegetables in the last week, offering some respite to the Kathmandu denizens.

As per price list published by Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board (KFVMDB), retail price of red and white potatoes have decreased by seven rupees per kg to Rs 38 a kg and by two rupees per kg  to Rs 33,respectively.

Meanwhile, the price of cabbage slumped by 22.22 per cent to Rs 35 per kg. Similarly, the price of cauliflower dropped by Rs 10 to Rs 75 a kg. The price of cowpeas (bodi) also fell 26.09 per cent to Rs 85 per kg.

However, the price of pointed gourd (parwal) and smooth gourd (gheeraula) remained stable at Rs 75 and Rs 105, respectively, as per KFVMDB.

“The main reason for reduction in prices is the entry of seasonal vegetables grown by Nepali farmers,” explained Gopal Airee, a wholesale trader at KFVMDB. “Nowadays we are mostly buying seasonal vegetables like cauliflower and lady’s finger from farmers in Chitwan, Dhading and Bhaktapur.”

Meanwhile, the price of most fruits remained stable in the last eight days.

The price of apples, bananas, lime and pomegranate are at the same level — Rs 115 per kg, Rs 115 per dozen, Rs 475 per kg and Rs 215 per kg, respectively. However, the price of mango has dropped by 21.62 per cent to Rs 145 per kg.


A version of this article appears in print on April 24, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories: