Panaji : Goa’s local vegetable production has doubled in the last five years. In 2016 Horticulture corporation Ltd was purchasing 506 tonne local vegetables; this number has gone up to 1103 tonne in the year 2020-2021.
CM Dr Pramod Sawant has appreciated this steep rise. In a facebook post he said “There has been a steep rise in procurement of local vegetables from local farmers by Horticulture Corporation Ltd. in the last 2 years which indicate a great increase in production by Goan farmers”
“The Government has added more crops under assured price & market, thereby giving a boost to the farmers for increasing production. To provide further impetus to the sector, the assured price in future will be fixed as per the cost of cultivation in Goan conditions”
“I congratulate the farmers for their efforts towards realising our goal of #SwayampurnaGoa,” he concluded.
The price of vegetables at local markets are burning a hole in the pocket of consumers. Even though the production is doubled , the vegetables at Taleigao and Panaji market were sold at high prices.
Vegetables like drumstick is priced at 50 per bunch, Brinjal which was usually priced at 10 rupees is now priced at 30 rupees, Spinach is priced at 50 rupees for three bunches, ivy gourd (Tendli) was priced at 10 now it is being sold at 30-40 rupees , Sweet Potatoes are being sold at 50 rupees.