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Vegetable Prices Soar in Kathmandu As Lockdown Triggers Panic Buying!

The prices of vegetables almost doubled in the Valley in a single day on Wednesday.
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Vegetable Prices Soar in Kathmandu As Lockdown Triggers Panic Buying!

On the back of unprecedented lockdown order issued in the Kathmandu Valley, people thronged supermarkets, vegetable bazaars, and grocery shops on Wednesday.

Many were seen indulging in panic buying, fearing that the week-long prohibitory order may lead to a shortage of supplies.

“The sale of daily essentials soared more than double as compared to the normal day transaction as people started thronging to the shops to keep stock of the food items and other essentials,” said a local vendor.

People are uncertain about how long the restriction will be in place, pushing them to buy excess edibles than necessary.

Fruits and Vegetables Store in Nepal

Apart from the food stores, almost all the gasoline stations witnessed a huge crowd. The sudden demand and supply shortage led to a spike in prices of all essential products, especially vegetables, across the Valley.

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The prices of vegetables almost doubled in a single day on Wednesday.

Vegetable Previous Price Current Price
Tomato NPR 70 per kg NPR 100 per kg
Okra NPT 80 per kg NPR 150 per kg
Onion NPR 40 per kg NPR 50 per kg
Potato NPR 60 per kg NPR 75 per kg

To add to the misery, the vegetable supply has been disrupted by the restrictions imposed in regions adjoining the Kathmandu Valley.

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