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Chennai Koyambedu: additional load of vegetables arrive - vegetable prices reduce!

Posted on: 21/Feb/2022 12:05:01 PM
Presently, vegetables in the Chennai Metro City Koyambedu wholesale vegetable, fruits and flower market, vegetables are sold at half the price they were sold until recently!

As the local civic elections were conducted in the State of Tamil Nadu day-before-yesterday (Saturday, 19th February), a holiday was declared for the Koyambedu wholesale market on this day

As such, all the vegetables in stock were sold completely on 18th February itself!

It is usual for 450 to 500 trucks to deliver vegetables at the Chennai Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market.

However, yesterday morning (Sunday, 20th February), vegetables in very large quantities tomatoes, drumstick, okra (Ladys Finger), onion, brinjal, and cabbage reached Koyambedu by lorries, trucks, and minivans!

With the large stock, the vegetable prices came down by a large margin and the public were delighted!

At the same time, the vegetable traders/sellers are disappointed. However, the hotels which procure vegetables in large quantities have not reduced the prices of the food items and instead, increase the prices of the food items! The prices of the various dishes have gone up by a minimum of Rs. 5/- to a maximum of Rs. 100/-!

The trend of price reduction is reflected in the push-cart vegetable shops as well! The new tomatoes, which were sold at Rs. 25/- per kg on 19th February (Saturday), were sold at Rs. 15/- per kg yesterday (Sunday, 20th February). The rural grown tomatoes were sold at Rs. 10/- per kg instead of Rs. 20/- per kg. Onion was sold at Rs. 36/- per kg on 19th February and the small onion (sambar onion) at Rs. 80/-. Now, they are sold at Rs. 80/- per kg, were sold at Rs. 20/- and Rs. 50/- per kg respectively! Hyderabad carrot price is down from Rs. 50/- per kg to Rs. 25/- per kg, and radish, from Rs. 20/- to Rs. 5/- per kg. Similarly, beans price came down from Rs. 30/- per kg to Rs. 10/-. Other vegetables: Bottle gourd from Rs. 15/- to Rs. 7/- per kg, cabbage, from Rs. 40/- to Rs. 15/- per kg. Bitter gourd from Rs. 30/- to Rs. 20/- per kg, chow-chow, from Rs. 15/- to Rs. 6/- per kg, okra (ladys finger) from Rs. 60/- to Rs. 30/- per kg, brinjal from Rs. 50/- to Rs. 20/- per kg, potatoes from Rs. 20/- to Rs. 14/- per kg.

In this regard, the President of the Koyambedu retail and wholesale traders Association Muthukumar shared:

Usually, around 450 to 500 trucks of vegetables arrive every day at Koyambedu. However, yesterday morning (Sunday, 20th February), vegetables arrived in 600 trucks! As there is an increasing stock of 100 trucks load, the vegetable prices have come down! This price reduction will persist for another month! The public is delighted at the price reduction. At the same time, the vegetetable traders are disappointed!