Pakyong,Nov10: Villagers here are dismayed at the falling of price of Round Chilli (Dallae). Last year, the price of Dallae was more than Rupees 100 and reached upto 150 per kilogram but this time the price has declined to Rupees 60 and some villagers are even selling it at Rs.40 a kg.
One of the villagers Mr. Purna Bahadur Khatiwara of Tareythang who sells his vegetables here at weekly haat said that due to increase in production of Dallae by all the farmers, the price of Round Chilli (Dallae) is low this year. “We had grown Dallae thinking this year too we will earn good profit at a higher price but the hope is dashed”, he rued.
Sikkim Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd. (SIMFED) Deputy General Manager (Marketing) Mr. PK Mukhia said, “At present we do not have any cold storage facility so that we may buy the farmers items and store. The market of Dallae is best only in hilly and cold climatic places and there is not much demand in the plain areas so we could not supply it to other parts of India”.