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I am the vegetarian and I worried

I am the vegetarian and I worriedOh my god! What?? This is the common saying for the almost all consumers in the valley who visited near by shop in fulfilling their daily needs of vegetables. The price of vegetables in the recent days in Kathmandu Valley escalated by over 100 per cent or even more which is illustrated by 60 rupees per kg of tomato, 70 rupees per kg of cauliflower, 35 rupees per kg of potato etc on the date July 16 2009. So far, we can consider this is the highest price hike in the vegetables items in the capital city. The high rise in vegetables prices is attributed to the long spell of drought across the country, vegetables damaged by cold wave, doubled transportation charge by truckers ferrying goods, higher cost of agriculture labor and fertilizer, and higher demand of fresh vegetables as compared to their production. Most of the vegetable producing areas across Nepal had witnessed the absence of the youth manpower in the agricultural sector and contributed for the result to some extent. The imbalance in the demand and production is likely to push the price of the vegetables and the fruits up in the capital in the coming days. However, the price of onion has witnessed a slight increment this year as compared to the last year as 90 per cent of onions are being imported from India. The strike in high way for normal causes has badly affected the supply of vegetables in Kathmandu. The price of major fresh produce has soared in the capital due to the disruption of transport services. We are getting vegetables especially from dhanusha, chitwan, sarlahi, mohottari, dhading, kavrepalanchok and Makwanpur districts along with Bhutan and India.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 September 2010 17:33 )

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