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China under emergency as veggie prices skyrocket

Global Times further reported citing the media reports that the wholesale price of green onions in Beijing is 7.4 yuan per kilogram as against 3.0 yuan in the last two months.

Beijing: China is under emergency owing to uncontrollable soaring prices of vegetables. 

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) has been forced to formulate emergency plans for disaster prevention and reduction in vegetable production at the earliest opportunity, in corresponding to the potential disruption posed by changing weather conditions and the upcoming La Nina phenomenon, which could bring a lower temperature than normal winters.

Responding to soaring vegetable prices ahead of the Spring Festival and Winter Olympics, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) has issued a notice to authorities to ensure stable supply and prices of the vegetables, reported local media. 

The prices of the vegetables have soared since last September due to the cumulative effect of severe weather, high production and transportation costs, power cuts and epidemic, reported the Global Times.

The ministry has directed the local governments to monitor the production and consumption to ensure uninterrupted plots in the cities.

Global Times further reported citing the media reports that the wholesale price of green onions in Beijing is 7.4 yuan per kilogram as against 3.0 yuan in the last two months.

An employee of the publicity department of Beijing Xinfadi market informed the media that the daily supply of vegetables in Xinfadi currently is nearly 15,000 tons as against the daily supply in the pre-pandemic time being nearly 18,000 tons, reported Global Times citing China Economic Weekly.

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first published:Oct. 30, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

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