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After four days of continuous rain, the prices of green vegetables have reached the sky in Punjab and Haryana. The rates of vegetables have increased by two to three times, due to which the budget of the common people in both the states has been disturbed. According to traders, the prices of vegetables like peas and cauliflower have increased sharply in the last one week in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh.
The retail price of peas has increased from Rs 130-150 per kg to Rs 250, while that of tomato has gone up from Rs 40 to Rs 60 per kg. Apart from both the states, the supply of many vegetables has been affected after heavy monsoon rains in some neighboring states including Himachal Pradesh, due to which the prices have increased.
Retail prices of other vegetables like beans and cucumber have also increased. These are around Rs 100-110 per kg and Rs 50-60 per kg respectively.
Cauliflower was earlier around 70-80. Now it has reached Rs 100-120 per kg. At the same time, bitter gourd is selling up to Rs 80 per kg, which was earlier Rs 60 per kg. The price of carrot has increased from Rs 50 to Rs 60-70, while that of gourd has increased from Rs 40 to Rs 50-60 per kg now.
Radish prices have increased from Rs 40 to Rs 60-80. The price of lemon has also increased from Rs 25-30 to Rs 40 per 250 grams. Traders say that coriander has increased from Rs 20 per 100 grams to Rs 30, while the prices of chillies have also increased. However, apart from onions, potatoes, there was no significant change in the prices of fruits like apples, pears and bananas. Vegetable prices are likely to stabilize in a few days after the weather improves.