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By Vinershea | May 06, 2020 04:52 PM

After the Koyambedu market became the hotspot across Tamil Nadu, Chennai is likely to face a shortage of vegetables till May 10. With the rise in case and death count in the state, the closure and shifting of Koyambedu Wholesale Market has been ordered.  

chennai to face vegetable crisis after koyambedu market shutdown 

According to a New Indian Express report, amid this crisis and lockdown, Market management Committee Licensed Merchants Association President and Anaithu Sangankalin Kootamaipu general secretary S Chandran said that vegetables which were sold in Koyambedu market will be only available after the Thirumazhisai market opens. Also, there could be a crisis in availability of vegetables in the city.

Vegetables especially like ladies finger, brinjal would be available, but there will be shortage of carrot, beetroot, onions and potatoes in the city. Due to this crisis, the price of vegetables can rise too, Express further reported. 

Meanwhile, vegetables would be available in Tambaram and Pallavaram which will be a big help to the people. However, Abdul Khader, secretary of Koyambedu Vegetable Wholesale Merchants Association, further claimed that since the market is closed, vegetables will be available only once the Thirumazhisai market opens.

Taking a look at the rise in price, beans are being sold at Rs 200 per kilogram in Mylapore. "We are forced to get above 50 kg for any given vegetables. Unlike tomatoes and onions others will waste eventually," said a trader, S Rajamanikam from Velachery.

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