Indore: Vegetable supply falls by 80%, rates by 50%

Indore: The impact of 10-day strike launched by farmers on Friday did not have any impact on the supply of milk and its rates in the city. However, the supply of vegetables reduced by 80%. Strangely, the rates of vegetables fell by 50% as they were stocked in large quantities by the vendors a day before the strike.

Policemen were deployed in large numbers in mandis and villages to check untoward situation. The farmers have announced, Goan Band, the 10-day agitation under which supply of farm and dairy products were not allowed to move out of villages from Friday morning.

Milk lorry brought under police protection Bharat Mahurawala, president Dungdha Vikreta Sangh, said DIG HN Mishra and SP Vivek Singh identified 17 milk collection centres in 42 villages as sensitive where policemen were deployed from Thursday night.

This prevented unrest. However, milk vans were brought under police protection from five places. On the first day, milk supply remained normal. Therefore, there was no rise in prices of the milk. Vegetable supply The supply of the vegetables in Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Vegetable Mandi Choithram fell.

On normal days, 100 lorries of vegetables including potato, onion and garlic arrive in mandi per day. On Friday, 20 lorries of vegetables arrived, according to Ramesh Shardiya, mandi inspector. Prices fell Despite low supply, the rates of almost all the vegetables fell by 50%. Tomato, which cost Rs 40 per kg two days back sold for Rs 20 per kg on Friday.

Lady fingers, green chili, green coriander, green mango, cucumber, cabbage priced at Rs 40- 50 per kg could not attract buyers event at 50% rate cut. Mandi to villages Divisional Commissioner Raghvendra Singh and ADG Ajay Sharma monitored the situation. Collector Nishant Warwade and DIG Harinarayanchhari Mishra said patrolling started in the city from 5 am on Friday. The police force was uniformly deployed from villages to mandis.

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