Vegetable prices are high in this month. The reason behind this might be the extreme bad weather. It is raining continuously for last many weeks. Late summer crops are affected heavily whereas farmers are struggling to sow seeds or prepare farmland for the winter season vegetables. The second reason is definitely the pandemic situation due to COVID19. So prices of many vegetables have increased. Here is the vegetable price list of September 2020 in Kolkata.
September is the month when mostly summer vegetables are available in the local market. Winter vegetables are available but selling at high price. Most of those vegetables are not fresh.
Vegetable Price List
SEPTEMBER 2020 (KOLKATA)
|Potato/Aloo Rs 40-45 US$ 0.55-0.62|
|Tomato/Tamatar Rs 65-70 US$ 0.89-0.96|
|Onion/Pyaz Rs 40-45 US$ 0.55-0.62|
|Chilli/Mirch Rs 100-120 US$ 1.37-1.64|
|Brinjal/Eggplant/Baingan Rs 40-50 US$ 0.55-0.68|
|Okra/Bhindi Rs 40-55 US$ 0.55-0.75|
|Bitter Gourd/ Karela Rs 65-70 US$ 0.89-0.96|
|Cucumber/Kheera Rs 40-45 US$ 0.55-0.62|
|Radish/Muli Rs 30-35 US$ 0.41-0.48|
|Carrot/Gajar Rs 65-70 US$ 0.89-0.96|
|Capsicum/Shimla mirch Rs 100-120 US$ 1.37-1.64|
Prices of vegetables like potatoes, cucumber, capsicum, other green vegetables varies throughout the month. This month, people also observed the price drop of chillies, tomatoes etc. Price of leafy vegetables are too high because of continuous rain. Bengali people love a lot of different types of leafy vegetables in daily diet. So it impacted on their monthly budget too.
As I have said that farmers are badly affected to the continuous rain. But not just farmers, even gardeners who love to grow vegetables & fruits at their rooftop or yard garden are also facing a lot of difficulties to prepare their garden for winter season vegetables. Most of my seedlings died due to heavy rain. But hopefully October will be a happy month for every farmers & gardeners.