Jaggery auction has stopped in Kolhapur Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) during the week under review as prices had again dropped sharply. The jaggery-making farmers had refused to sell their produce unless the trader agreed to pay at least Rs. 3,700 per quintal for jaggery. However, as per sources the jaggery auction will resume in the coming week. The larger quantity of supply and the low demand across the country has led to a drop in jaggery prices. Further, prices in the coming week are expected to rise as with the decreasing temperature jaggery demand is expected to improve.