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Prices drop as winter vegetable supply increases in Sylhet

102The prices of winter vegetables have come down in the local markets in  Sylhet  here.
According to sources, although winter is yet to set down, there is an abundant supply of winter vegetables in the markets of Sylhet.
Already, prices of those vegetables have come down abnormally which is not expected either by the growers or by the consumers.
It is learnt, due to lingering, uninterrupted rainfall even after the rainy season, production of many summer vegetables of the district was affected badly.
As a result, to recoup the loss, farmers of the district swung to winter vegetables and crop farming in vast areas this year. And for this reason, still nearly two months before setting up of winter season, markets of Sylhet has been flooded with winter vegetables.
In whole sale vegetables market of Subhani ghat in Sylhet, there was a huge suppl of winter vegetables. The prices of those vegetables were also under the purchasing capacity of common people.
In the market, winter vegetable cauliflower was selling at Tk 35 per kilogramme, cabbage at Tk 30, spinach at Tk 20, Brinjal at Tk 35 to 40, bottle gourd at Tk 20 to 30 per piece, green papiya at Tk 15 to 20 per Kg, borboti at Tk  60, bean at Tk 60 to 70 per Kg, patol at Tk 30, tomato at Tk 80, lady’s finger at Tk 30, pumpkin (Chalkumra) at Tk. 20 per piece, lal shak at Tk 20 and raddish at Tk 10 to 15 per Kg.
Due to a low price of cauliflower, cabbage and radish, a large quantity of those were seen sending to the markets of Dhaka and Chittagong.
Abul Hye (55), a vegetables farmer of village Kamalbazar  under Dakshin surma upazila, said after the damage of summer vegetables in excessive rain, he cultivated early winter vegetables wishing to get satisfactory prices of those. But, now even two months before the winter, there was an abundant supply of winter vegetables in the markets and prices of those have also been fallen abnormally. As a result, expectation of farmers to get a satisfactory price of winter vegetables is bleak even well before the winter.
Hafizur Rahman (40), a vegetables trader in vegetables market of Subhani ghat in  Sylhet,, said there was an abundant supply of winter vegetables in the markets of the district. Though, the price of those vegetables were high at the early advent of those early this month, the supply of those vegetables in the kitchen markets of the district has been increased and thus the price of those has also come down.