Ambikapur News: Due to increase in demand on Chhath festival, prices of fruits also remained high. It is estimated that about one crore worth of apples, bananas, oranges and other fruits will be sold in Surguja and Surajpur and Balrampur districts in a single day on Sunday. Big wholesale traders of fruits of Ambikapur, headquarters of Surguja division, say that the price of apples has increased by about 10 percent since Diwali. Whereas there was a rise of about five percent in banana also. Retail traders of Surajpur and Balrampur districts also purchase fruits in bulk from Ambikapur.
Lots of fruits sold on Chhath
On the occasion of Chhath festival, more than 100 fruit retail shops were set up in Gudri market of Ambikapur itself. Apart from this, fruit carts were also set up on other major roads and squares. Where there was a crowd of people to buy. Apart from apple, banana, orange, other traditional fruits were also sold extensively for Prasad on Chhath festival. According to wholesale fruit traders, apart from Surguja, 50 to 60 tonnes of apples were sold in Surajpur and Balrampur districts in a single day on Sunday. Whereas banana was sold for more than 100 tonnes while orange was also sold between 50 to 60 tonnes. Similarly, other traditional fruits used in Chhath festival were also sold well.
More than 50 tonnes of raw coconut was also sold
According to wholesale fruit traders, more than 50 tonnes of raw coconut is expected to be sold in Surajpur and Balrampur districts including Surguja on Chhath festival. Keeping in view the demand during Chhath festival, preparations were made about 4-5 days in advance. There was a huge sale of raw coconut on Sunday.
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