Patna | Jagran News Desk: Janmashtami or Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most popular festivals in India that is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm across the country. Special events are organised and poojas are performed by Lord Krishna's devotees as they celebrate his birth anniversary.

However, ahead of Janmashtami, prices of different fruits have shot up due to the demand-supply nexus. In Bihar's Patna, the demand for apples, bananas, pomegranates and pears has increased significantly which has led to an increase in their prices.  

According to a report by Dainik Jagran, traders are purchasing fruits from the wholesale market committee on Fridays and Saturdays while local vendors can buy them only on Sundays and Mondays. The report said that the business generated from the sale of apple, pear, pomegranate and banana is estimated to be around Rs 9 crore in four days.

Rakesh Kumar, who is a fruit businessman in the wholesale market, has said that only four fruits are in high demand right now. He also mentioned that at the present situation around thirty trucks loaded with fruits are getting sold daily which means that business of around Rs. 2.5 crore is generated. Rakesh also said that despite having enough quantity of fruits, the prices have increased partly.  

Name of the fruit

Earlier fruit prices in whole sale market

 

Current fruit prices in whole sale market

 

Apple

Rs.40 to  Rs.70

Rs.50 to Rs.90

Banana

Rs. 100 to Rs. 300

Rs. 150 to Rs. 350

Pomegranate

Rs.70 to Rs. 90,

Rs.80 to Rs.100

Guava

Rs.12 to Rs.15

Rs.15 to Rs. 18

 

Name of the fruit

Earlier fruit prices in retail market

Current fruit prices in retail market

Apple

Rs.60 to Rs.90

Rs. 70 to Rs.110

Banana

Rs.20 to Rs.30

Rs.30 to Rs.40

Pomegranate

Rs.80 to Rs.100

Rs.90 to Rs. 120

Guava

Rs. 20 to Rs. 30

Rs.30 to Rs.40


Meanwhile, Indranarayan Mehta, who is a banana trader, said that the supply of the fruit is done from Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Hajipur and Naugachia. He also said that it is expected that approximately 30 trucks of bananas will be sold on the day of Janmashtami whereas apples and guava are expected to generate the highest revenue.

 

Posted By: Mallika Mehzabeen