• In spite of the notice from the Government that all essential services like groceries and fruits ought to work normally amid the statewide curfew.

  • There’s an intense rise in costs and an acute deficiency in supply in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

  • Since the APMC (Agribusiness Produce Marketing Committee) showcase in Vashi closed down on Monday, Mumbaikars had to depend on the local vendors and their supplies which are being sold at hiked costs.

  • The APMC fruits and vegetable market will be closed from March 25 to 31, and the grains, spices, onions, and potatoes showcase closed from Monday itself.
  • All mathadi workers have returned to their villages.

  • Mumbai APMC market supplies fruits, vegetables, and all other basic commodities to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Vasai-Virar, etc.

  • Basic vegetable costs rose to Rs 40 for 250 gm in Ghatkopar.

  • In Lokhandwala, a few vegetables are Rs 100 per kg.

  • In Tilak Nagar, lady’s finger was sold at Rs 120 per kg and in Thane, ladyfingers were sold at Rs 200 per kg.

  • The farmers have been informed that APMC will not be accepting any fruits and vegetables until further notice.

  • Hope you’ve got essential basic supplies and other grains stocked up.

  • Stay at home, stay secure. And follow the necessary safeguards.

Credits: TOI