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No let up in vegetable prices

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 13: Vegetable prices refuse to come down. The prices of all vegetables rose during the floods in the State and for three months there has been no fall in their prices. While potato has been sold in the city at Rs 28-30 a kg for three months, onion has been sold at Rs 40 a kg, tomato from Rs 70-80 a kg, carrot from Rs 100-120 a kg, green chilies at Rs 120 a kg, sweet guard at Rs 60 a kg, potol at Rs 40 a kg, bean at Rs 80 a kg, ladies’ finger at Rs 60 a kg, etc.  The prices of other vegetables are also above 40 a kg. Retailers say: “We don’t hike prices ourselves. We buy them at higher prices and as such we’ve no way out but to sell them at higher prices. The fact remains that the prices are high at their sources.”