Kendrapara, March 8 (LocalWire) The unseasonal rain lashed for four days has damaged the vegetable crops in Kendrapada district resulting an increase in the prices of vegetables in the region, eyewitnesses said.
While one kg of cabbage was available at Rs 20 last week, it has now jumped to Rs 35 in the market of the district head headquarters town.
Carrots are now priced at Rs 30 per kg while prices of cauliflower stand at Rs. 30 per kg.
Though, last week the prices of carrot and cauliflower per kilogram were 20 each here.
The prices of vegetable usually mark a drop during the winter but the untimely rain has caused shortage and demand, Babaji Sahoo a vegetable seller of Kendrapara said.
Vegetable growers fear that the rain might have damaged early sown potatoes and groundnuts due to the increase in the groundwater level.
Cabbages, cauliflowers and other crops may also get infected due to the untimely rain”, said Manas Jena a vegetable grower of Patkura.