Though the continuous downpour has brought relief to people reeling under severe water shortage, including farmers who depended on rains for sowing crops, it has caused lot of problems for small section of the society, that is the vegetable vendors and roadside hawkers.
Vendors of vegetables and other perishable products like fruits and flowers, who sell in open have to proceed hurriedly for save place to escape from the lashing rain water.
Even vendors selling vegetables and fruits carrying on push-carts not venture out in fear of rain. They trudge long distances covering every locality and extension in the city. But the sudden rains has forced them to return home earlier, causing a huge loss to their daily earnings.
The worst affected are the vendors selling in front of the Devaraja Market, Central Jail, Portion of Sub Urban Bustand and those in the wholesale market situated on MG Road. Rain water accumulates on roads for long time here, worsening the situation more. With earned little money it has become challenging task for them to lead life.
If water soaks the vegetables especially onions, garlic, potatoes and flowers rot very soon says Pushcart vendor G Raju, who has faced loss in business due the rain.
Naganhalli Geethamma who sells groundnut in front of central jail says,
“we bring products borrowing money from the lender. When heavy rain lashes we have to run for nearby shops seeking shelter to keep products and accommodate ourselves. This has affected our business severely.”
Greens Seller Nanjamma, who has three daughters says, she is exhausted to lead life. “With earned 100-150 profit have to take care of three children. When rains lashes foot falls of people declines and has become difficult to lead life with earned money. Corporation has not bothered to provide shelter,” she regretted.