A BIG REASON TO CHEER FOR DELHIITES AS NO SHORTAGE IN SUPPLY OF VEGETABLE AND..

 

A BIG REASON TO CHEER FOR DELHIITES AS NO SHORTAGE IN SUPPLY OF VEGETABLE AND NO PRICE INCREASE EXPECTED IN NEAR FUTURE ACCORDING TO APMC DATA

No shortage in supply of any vegetables in capital

Prices on decline, no increase expected in near future

Government to take strict action against malpractices

Delhi, January 8, 2015

To control the existing market prices of vegetables in capital, a review meeting was chaired by the Commissioner and Secretary (Development) along with functionaries of Development Department, Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board , AMPCs along with stake holders .  As per data of APMCs, the supply position of all vegetables including Onion, Tomato, Potato and Seasonal Green vegetables has been comfortable in the months of December, 2014 and in the current month so far.

Rather, most vegetables have better supply position than a year back. Further, since the beginning of January, the wholesale prices of all green seasonable vegetables have shown a markedly declining trend. The prices of potato and onion are also much lower than a year back. A short spike in wholesale prices of some green vegetables, especially cauliflower, which was due to late sowing and late rains, has now been reversed and there is a continued decline in prices since the beginning of the month.  It is also expected that with the recent seasonable rains, whole sale prices should continue to fall and this should be reflected in lower prices for consumers. Overall, there is no apprehension of any shortage in vegetable supply in the near future.

In order to inform the consumers about movement in wholesale prices, DAMB will frequently publish the prevailing prices of major vegetables in Newspapers as well as on its website http://www.delagrimarket.nic.in

Further, the government will also take steps against restrictive or unfair trade practices, if need be, to ensure that artificial shortages and hike in prices are not created by unscrupulous elements. Large retailers such as SAFAL, NAFED and certain private sector operators have also been requested to publicize price information on regular basis.

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