PRICES OF MANY VEGETABLES SHOWS A DECLINING TREND IN DELHI IN LAST 3 MONTHS CLAIMS FOOD SUPPLY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
Prices of Onion, Potato, Tomato and other vegetables are stable and 10% to 31% less than the prices last year.
- Prices of many vegetables have shown a declining trend in last 3 months.
- The arrival of Onion, Potato and Tomato was significantly higher in December 2014 compared to the arrival in December 2013.
New Delhi 06.01.2015
There was a significant decline in the prices of many vegetables including Onion, Potato, Tomato and cabbage in the month of December 2014 as compared to the average retail prices of these vegetables in December 2013. As per the price information collected from various markets of Delhi, there has been 31% decline in the price of cabbage, 20% decline in price of tomato and 10% decline in the price of Onion in December 2014 as compared to the average retail price in December 2013. Price of tomato has also shown a declining trend. This was stated by the Secretary cum Commissioner, Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Sh. Sajjan Singh Yadav.
Sh. Sajjan Singh Yadav further informed that the prices of many vegetables also registered a declining trend in the last 3 months. As compared to the average retail price of October 2014, a decline of 40 % in the price of Potato, 14% in the price of Cabbage and 6% in the price of Onion was registered in December 2014. Thus, in the last three months also, prices of various vegetables have been stable or declining.
The arrival of Onion, Potato and Tomato was significantly higher in December 2014 as compared to December 2013 which is clear from the following table:
|Sl.No.||Commodity||Arrival Dec – 13||Arrival Dec- 14||Difference|
|1.||Onion||29935.1 MT.||30412.5 MT.||477.4 MT.|
|2.||Potato||44871.1 MT.||46289.8 MT.||1418.7 MT.|
|3.||Tomato||13660.1 MT.||18453.5 MT.||4793.4 MT.|
Sh. Yadav added that the Department of Food, Supply and Consumer Affairs as well as Department of Agricultural Marketing are maintaining a close watch on the arrival of vegetables in Delhi as well as their wholesale and retail prices. Action is also being taken by the Department of Food, Supply and Consumer Affairs against the traders involved in various malpractices and cheating of consumers. In the last 3 months, 1076 traders have been prosecuted under the Legal Metrology Act 2009 for various malpractices.