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Record spike in vegetable prices hits Hatsingimari people hard

By ANN Service

HATSINGIMARI, Oct 18 - Along with the other essential commodities, the prices of common vegetables has reached sky high in various markets of Hatsingimari areas causing extreme hardship to the common people. It is mentionable that Hatsingimari and Mankachar are the hubs of vegetable production in the district where a large number of farmers commercially produce different types of vegetables throughout the year and supply to neighbouring Meghalaya and other parts of Assam. But this is for the first time that even the producing farmers are buying vegetables for their daily consumption at high prices.

Hatsingimari Tiniali and Mankachar Kusnimara are two famous vegetable markets in the district from where thousands of quintals of vegetables used to be exported daily. But presently both the markets are closed due to the unavailability of vegetables. Sources said that the cause of the present situation are long lockdown, imbalanced weather, restrictions on entering Meghalaya, financial crisis of local farmers, lack of government support etc.

Visiting the Hatsingimari Tiniali market, this correspondent noticed the opposite scenery in the market where potato and ladies fingers are selling @ Rs 80 per kg, bitter gourd @ Rs 160 per kg, green chilly @ Rs 200 per kg, pumpkin @ Rs 70, cucumber @ Rs 60, squash @ Rs 60, potol @ Rs 120 and so on. The people have urged the authorities concerned to take immediate measures against the price hike of essential communities.

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Record spike in vegetable prices hits Hatsingimari people hard

HATSINGIMARI, Oct 18 - Along with the other essential commodities, the prices of common vegetables has reached sky high in various markets of Hatsingimari areas causing extreme hardship to the common people. It is mentionable that Hatsingimari and Mankachar are the hubs of vegetable production in the district where a large number of farmers commercially produce different types of vegetables throughout the year and supply to neighbouring Meghalaya and other parts of Assam. But this is for the first time that even the producing farmers are buying vegetables for their daily consumption at high prices.

Hatsingimari Tiniali and Mankachar Kusnimara are two famous vegetable markets in the district from where thousands of quintals of vegetables used to be exported daily. But presently both the markets are closed due to the unavailability of vegetables. Sources said that the cause of the present situation are long lockdown, imbalanced weather, restrictions on entering Meghalaya, financial crisis of local farmers, lack of government support etc.

Visiting the Hatsingimari Tiniali market, this correspondent noticed the opposite scenery in the market where potato and ladies fingers are selling @ Rs 80 per kg, bitter gourd @ Rs 160 per kg, green chilly @ Rs 200 per kg, pumpkin @ Rs 70, cucumber @ Rs 60, squash @ Rs 60, potol @ Rs 120 and so on. The people have urged the authorities concerned to take immediate measures against the price hike of essential communities.

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