Rain sends veggie prices up

Price of vegetables in the local market has gone up once again, vegetable vendors in Hatton said.

This is due to the heavy rains experienced throughout the country in the past few days causing damages to the vegetable harvest. Vegetable farmers are unable to address the demand due to this situation, vendors said. The price of red onion in the market also have increased upto Rs.800 per kilogram.

The vendors were selling one kilogram of carrot at Rs.350, cabbage Rs.280, brinjal Rs.350, beans Rs.450, leeks Rs.270, local potatoes Rs.350, pumpkin Rs.250,beetroot Rs.250, ladies fingers Rs.320, green chilli Rs.400 and cassava at Rs.130 yesterday.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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