Vegetable sales decline Raithubazaars in Krishna district Vegetable sales in raithu bazaars in Vijayawada have drastically come down. Following the scorching heat, the citizens of Vijayawads are not coming out, and there is a huge decline in the number of the daily visitors to the Swarajya Maidan raithu bazaar. There is a decline of about 50,000 quintals in the sale of vegetables in a span of one month in Krishna district.
Vegetable sales decline Raithubazaars in Krishna district
The consumption of vegetables has come down drastically, according to the vegetable farmers aboutting Vijayawada city. While a total of 2.15 lakh quintals of vegetables being sold in 20 raithu bazaars across Krishna district, in the month of March, the sale has come down to 1,60,000 quintals from April 1 to 25. That means around – 60,000 quintals of variation is there, when compared to the corresponding period last month.
The number of consumers to Swarajya Maidan raithu bazaar in the city also has come down to 20,000 from 28,000 per day, because of the scorching heat, A total of 600 farmers and traders come here everyday for their transactions.
Storage of vegetables:
The storage of vegetables has become a big problem because of the summer according to farmers, following which they are losing huge rev. en L102, Generally, the vegetable sales will experience a downfall in the months of May and June, every year. However this year, it has been observed in the month of April itself. Out of the 20 raithu bazaars across the district, around 80.000 consumers do visit every day, for the purchase of vegetables.
The Gher. kin farmers have been facing hardships for the last one month in the capital region, middlemen are purchasing Gherkin at the rate of R2 per kg from the farmers and selling in the wholesalemarket at the rate of R18 per kg. Following the lack of supervision by the agriculture marketing department, middlemen have gained the grip over the wholesale markets and raithu bazaars.