Almost every summer, Hyderabad vegetable markets witness a hike in the prices of vegetables. However, this year, there seems to be no hike in vegetable prices due to good crops and the huge arrivals of vegetables into the city markets. This year, tomatoes are expected to be priced at Rs. 9 per Kg, while potatoes are expected to proceed at Rs. 20 per kg.
One of the traders from Hyderabad says that it is highly unusual for prices to be this low during the summer season. This is because there's a shortage in the arrival of vegetables from other states. The price adjustments occur during April and May due to water scarcity and how cultivation and production are affected.
Brinjals are priced at Rs. 11 per Kg, while Lady's fingers are priced at Rs. 18 per kg, and Carrots are priced at Rs. 16 per Kg. Onions are said to be priced at Rs. 15 to Rs. 20 per Kg.
Apart from that, the production of vegetables from Rangareddy, Medak, Mahabubnagar, Vikarabad, and other parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is also said to have remained high this season. The quantities of vegetables entering Bowenpally, LB Nagar, Mehdipatnam, Kukatpally, and Erragadda markets have improved by a lot.
A vendor at the Erragadd Rythu Bazaar said that they dispose of the remaining vegetables by the end of the day, at whatever price they could get, as there was no point in returning home with the remaining stock. On the other hand, the prices of vegetables are expected to increase in May, as production is expected to decrease. On the whole, though, the prices of vegetables are expected to remain comparatively lesser this year than the prices of vegetables during the summers of previous years.