The Gultekdi Market Yard, which is the biggest wholesale market in the city, is expected to get an excessive influx of fruits and vegetables due to closure of the market for the last two days, related to the weekend lockdown.
Datta Bibve, head of onion and potato section: “We expect to get more number of vehicles on Monday. Usually, the market gets around 1,000 vehicles of agriculture produce. Now, it is expected to increase to 1,300- 1,400 vehicles.”
Regional farmers are desperate to sell their produce due to the current situation and therefore they are expected to large quantities of produce. “We can't predict the rates scenario as we can't rule out the possibility of panic buying on Monday,” Bibve added. The similar situation is expected to prevail in other wholesale markets across the district, said officials.
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