Mango for Rs 80 per kg
Monday, 15 April 2013
Hyderabad: The king of fruits, the mango is likely to be out of reach of the common man this summer.
Mangoes are being sold for Rs 50 to Rs 80 per kg, the highest in recent times, thanks to severe shortage of stocks in the city markets. The price is significantly higher compared to Rs 40 per kg in 2012, Rs 20 per kg in 2011 and a low of just Rs 10 per kg in 2010.
Mango production has been hit hard in the state due to recent unseasonal rains and winds. Accor-ding to traders, the late arrival of stocks to city markets and low production led to skyrocketing of prices. Though there’s only one-and-a-half mon-th left for summer to end, there is no trace of mangoes in retail markets in many areas in the city.”
Normally, all the major markets receive huge stocks of mangoes by the first week of April. However, this year the adverse weather conditions between November and January damaged crops in a vast area. The markets are yet to get mango stocks in huge quantities.
The mangoes, which are usually transported in trucks, are now supplied through smaller vehicles such as auto trolleys, DCMs etc, indicating lower production this year,” said P. Veeresham, a trader at Kothapet fruit market. Source Deccan Chronicle.
Published: Zarai Media Team