BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Nov 9: Prices of vegetables continue to be high and uffordable to a large section of people in the city. Procuring vegetables from retail markets has been almost impossible for the common man as the prices of almost all kinds of vegetables have gone up.
Sources said the price of onion is hovering around Rs 50 to Rs 55 per kg, rising from Rs 25 to Rs 30 a few days earlier.
The price of carrot has gone up to Rs 100 to Rs 120 per kg. The price of beetroot went up to Rs 100 to 120 per kg, which vegetable sellers had earlier sold at Rs 80 per kg. Similarly, the prices of green bean and capsicum have increased to Rs 200 to Rs 220 and Rs 90 to 100 respectively.
The price of pointed gourd, which had earlier been Rs 40 to Rs 50 per kg, is now Rs 80 to Rs 90. The price of chilly has also gone up to Rs 100 per kg, while earlier it was Rs 80 per kg. The price of tomato, which is now available at Rs 90 to Rs 100, is also relatively high compared to previous years.
It may be mentioned that the Kamrup (M) district administration had set up committee to monitor the prices of vegetable prices in the retail market of the city; the committee was, however, remains only on papers. “The committee never made any visit to the retail markets in the city,” sources said.
Similarly, the Kamrup (M) DC instructed the Food and Civil Supply department to bring the onion price under control but that too yielded no results.
“There has been a 40 to 50 per cent rise in prices of certain vegetables. This has happened due to unfair practices of a section of middle men,” he said.