Goa: Despite guidelines imposed by the government in view of the ongoing pandemic, shoppers thronged the matoli bazaar in Ponda. Vendors made brisk business despite rates of various matoli items being over priced. The rate of a ‘katro’ (areca nut bunch) used in a matoli set up over the lord Ganesh idol during Chovoth had been priced between Rs 1,000 and 1,500, as compared to Rs 300-Rs 600 last year.
While a pumelo (toring in Konkani) which was priced at Rs 50 last year was sold at Rs 80, a banana cluster costing Rs 300 last year was being sold at Rs 500.
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