Vashi based APMC market is being flooded with seasonal winter fruits but the last week unexpected rain has affected the supply of grapes and strawberry. With winter season on its way, APMC market is flooded with seasonal winter fruits like Papaya, Orange and Pear. Imported pear from China and New Zealand are having a good demand and supply this season. It is available in range of Rs 700 to 900. The demand for best quality and varieties of Apple has risen too, as the uninterrupted supply has kept the market stable. Director of Fruit Market informed about the fruits which are in. On the other hand, the month also sees a huge flow of grapes, but the unexpected rains last week has hit the supply which usually arrive from Satara and Nashik. Another fruit which has been affected by the rains is strawberry. The fruit papaya is warm in nature and hence has a huge demand during the winter season. With the shortage in supply of these fruits, it is most likely that the buyers may have to face the heat of price hike this winter season. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV News.
March 24, 2016