50 % Decline in Trade of Kalimati Vegetable Market with Ban
Turnover of Kalimati Vegetable Bazaar, the largest vegetable market in the Kathmandu Valley, has declined by 50 percent after the government issued a restraining order in the Kathmandu Valley to prevent covid 19.
Before the ban was issued, only 950 metric tonnes of vegetables were imported daily, but now only 400 to 500 metric tonnes of vegetables are coming to the Kalimati Fruit and Vegetable Market.
At present, 60 percent Nepali products and 40 percent Indian products come to the Kalimati vegetable market. Seasonal vegetables including bodi, bean, ghiroula, and gourd are produced in Nepal, while fish, lemon, potato and onion are imported from India.
Although the prices of vegetables have come down, the prices have not gone up. Although the selling price usually goes up as soon as there is a shortage of vegetables, this time the price has also come down due to the decrease in the number of consumers buying vegetables.