Kalimati Tarkari Bazar (Kalimati-13) is one of the biggest and most renowned vegetables and fruits marketplace in Nepal, which was established in 1987 A.D. as a wholesale market at Kalimati under the Department of Food and Organization marketing services.

Kalimati Bazar serves vegetables, fruits, and special fish meat not only to Kathmandu valley consumers but also to various places in Nepal. Consumers can get seasonals and off-seasonals fruits and vegetables under one roof at a reasonable and reliable price.

The main objectives of Tarkari Bajar are to serve its consumers fresh and hygienic vegetables and fruits. About Rs. 4.6 million budget was provided to construct the market along with market facilities in Kalimati after an agreement between the Kalimati wholesale market project and united Nations capital development.

You can check Kalimati Tarkari’s price on the website of kalimatimarket gov np. The Kalimati vegetable rate today is updated daily.

Kalimati fruits and vegetable market is providing customers with cheap and quality vegetables.

Kalimati Tarkari Bazar

Kalimati Tarkari Bazar Price of Stall by vegetable market development board

It occupied about 2.25 hectares of land, which was enough to accommodate a large number of people and vehicles. Due to their more prominent space, managing it is challenging for the board to manage. However, they maintain better quality and accuracy in measuring goods and are perfect for solving various problems and conflicts, keeping the marketplace clean and hygienic.

Till now, they are an excellent example of their management team. Board has provided stalls for 300 wholesale traders; it covers 78 feet. The cost of each stall is Rupees 1 to 3 thousand. Every trader who owns a stall is not allowed to sell less than five kilograms of items.

Retailers and even small traders sell their products in a basket known as Kharpan. More than Rs.1.1 million rupees are collected by the board from the wholesalers, retailers, and vehicles when it enters the marketplace. From the collection, the board spends Rs.70,000 for the whole management.

Kalimati is the best place for fruit and vegetable shopping in Nepal

Kalimati Tarkari Bazar is famous for selling fresh and hygienic vegetables, meats, and fruits at a reliable price with no compromise in quality. People of the valley buy vegetables or fruits, despite other Tarkari Bazar inside the valley. Besides these, they keep the marketplace clean and do not doubt the measurements and other factors. Consumers can easily trust them regarding quality, price, and measurement.

Disputes Among Consumers, Farmers And Retailers

Although consumers get facilities, quality, fresh and hygienic vegetables, and fruits, sometimes, there are disputes among consumers and retailers in Kalimati Tarkari Bazar. In the name of producing more and more production, farmers have used various harmful chemical pesticides that harm the human body when consumed for a long time.

The government conducts cross-examination in the marketplace to solve these problems and conflicts. The government sends a sample of various vegetables and fruits to a research laboratory to examine whether it is good for health or not for individual consumers.

After examination, it shows that if there is below 35% use of chemicals, consumers can keep consuming vegetables and fruits. If it comes (35-40)%, consumers must wait for a few days before they can consume it. However, if it comes 40% over, it will not be suitable for the consumer’s health; they must not eat them. It must be disposed of or destroyed because there is no alternative for it to use again.

So, every day there is a system checking the freshness and hygiene of vegetables and fruits. Nowadays, consumers trust them more, and they go there to buy with confidence.

Kalimati Tarkari Bazar is the only place that adopts the technology to check the quality and hygiene of vegetables and fruits. Due to the government’s great effort and management of Kalimati Tarkari Bazar, it is the best place for consumers to buy vegetables and fruits.

Provisions and Fluctuations

If there is any fluctuation in a price list, they publish the notice on social media to inform their potential consumers. A few years ago, there was a problem with the vegetable price. They sold it at a high price. So related officers of Kalimati Tarkari Bazar had surveyed various places. They served in the field where vegetables and fruits came in it for selling.

After the survey, they found five layers of third parties transport vegetables and fruits from the field to final consumers. When farmers grow vegetables and fruits, they sell them to their local merchants; local merchants sell them to Kalimati Tarkari Bazar. Kalimati Tarkari Bazar to wholesalers, wholesalers to retailers, and last layer retailers to final consumers. Due to that reason, the price of vegetables and fruits increased rapidly.

Some consumers cannot buy vegetables or fruits because of their high prices. Third parties must be eliminated to minimize the price of goods, and there should be a proper provision such that farmers to wholesalers and wholesalers to retailers and retailers to final consumers chain is maintained in a balanced way.

Another reason for increasing the high price is that there are no stall owners—instead, an employee and lawyer work in Kalimati Tarkari Bazar.

In the stall, they put four people to collect fair every month. One merchant should pay at least Rs.400,000 deposited and Rs.30,000 monthly rent for vegetable and fruit management.

If the Kalimati Tarkari Bazar is under the control and management of farmers, the consumer can get various vegetables and fruits at a low price. However, it is the opposite because there are many syndicates in it.

On 25 April 2015, massive earthquakes occurred all over Nepal. After that day, a few consumers went there to purchase vegetables and fruits. So there was a massive decrease in consumers buying vegetables and fruits. It bears a huge loss in those days.


However, the present, Kalimati Tarkari Bazar is one of the biggest and most convenient places for buying and selling vegetables and fruits. It has maintained the quality, fresh, hygienic vegetables and fruits that lure consumers to visit daily.

One of the reasons to visit there is because of the affordable price and the clean marketplace. Management was too good if any problem or conflict arose, but the board managed it. Vegetables and fruits are brought from the valley or other places and our neighbor countries like India and China.

It is the first marketplace that adopted the technology to check the hygiene of vegetables and fruits for better consumers’ health. It means Kalimati Tarkari Bazar is also aware of consumers’ health which is too good for enhancing their trading. The Internet is all things in this busy world. They provided relevant information about the price list of vegetables and fruits on their website, making it easy for consumers. That means they had started to learn about adopting in this technology world.

We can find organic vegetables and fruits suitable for people’s health and overcoming illness. Kathmandu valley has few fertile lands due to rapid population growth and migration of people where buildings cover the land. So, few lands in the valley are suitable and available for cultivation.
Even though there is less cultivated land and rapid population growth, Kalimati Tarkari Bazar can efficiently serve their potential consumers without any hindrance or issues.

If the payment methods or service methods are updated to take advantage of modern technology to reach a wider range of customers, or if all physical activities are made online, their customer base will expand much more, which is profitable for the sellers. Moreover, they will easily survive in the long run in this complex, competitive world.