Sources from Navi Mumbai's APMC market state that more than 300 vehicles have arrived at the location, carrying tons of fruits. This has meant that the prices of fruits have also come down as the demand for the same has dropped over the last few months. Marketers have also seen a lack of customers towards the end of 2020.
The stocks of oranges that have arrived in the market have increased to 500 tons. Also available are: 100 tons of apples, 300 tons of watermelons, 120 tons of pineapples and 45 tons of grapes.
Experts also state that fruit prices have currently dropped due to increased inflow in the market. Last year, heavy rains had caused severe damage to many crops due to which the prices had skyrocketed during the festive season. However, with ample availability of fruits and fewer buyers, the prices have reduced significantly.