Vegetable prices drop in Ampara | Daily News


Vegetable prices drop in Ampara

The prices of locally-grown vegetables and upcountry vegetables have decreased sharply in the Ampara District. Accordingly, the prices of vegetables such as beans, cabbage, beetroot, carrot, leeks and root crops which were around Rs. 100 to Rs. 150 per kilogramme, transported to the district from Nuwara Eliya, Welimada and the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Center (DDEC) have dropped. The prices of ladies’ fingers, brinjals, bitter gourd, long beans, snake gourd and tomato which were around Rs. 150 to 180 per kilogramme, have come down to Rs. 50 to Rs. 80 per kilogramme.

However, the price of drumsticks which ranges from Rs. 150 to Rs. 200 per kilogramme, remains static. Locally-produced vegetables are grown in the villages in the Ampara

and Batticaloa districts in the Eastern Province.


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