PORVORIM: Vegetable vendors at Mapusa and Porvorim have been severely hit by a drastic drop in sales of vegetables. While there is no shortage of vegetables in the Mapusa market, the prices have been very high as compared to last year. Speaking to Herald, some vegetable vendors claimed that a steep price hike in vegetables had made the common man to think twice before buying vegetables.
“Customers who used to buy onions, tomatoes and potatoes in kilos are now buying them in grammes,” said a vendor. Another vegetable vendor said, “I used to buy the vegetables directly from Kolhapur at wholesale rates. Since my sales have dropped, I am now purchasing the vegetables from local wholesalers.”
Retail prices of vegetables in Mapusa and Porvorim markets were onions (Rs 60 per kg), tomatoes (Rs 50 per kg), potatoes (Rs 36 per kg), Cauliflower (Rs 25), Cabbage (Rs 40 per kg), Brinjal (Rs 40).