Retail tomato costs have shot as much as Rs 155 per kg throughout main cities within the nation because of the provide disruption brought on attributable to rain within the producing area, as per the official knowledge.
In metros, retail tomato costs had been ruling within the vary of Rs 58-148 per kg, with the best in Kolkata at Rs 148 per kg and lowest in Mumbai at Rs 58 per kg.
In Delhi and Chennai, costs had been ruling at Rs 110 per kg and 117 per kg, respectively.
As per the information maintained by the buyer affairs ministry, the common all-India retail worth was Rs 83.29 per kg, with a modal worth of Rs 100 per kg.
The best Rs 155 per kg was in Siliguri, West Bengal, the information confirmed.
In the meantime, within the nationwide capital, the native distributors are promoting tomato within the vary of Rs 120-140 per kg relying on the standard and locality.
“We’ve bought highest quality tomato at Rs 120 per kg from Azadpur wholesale market and promoting at Rs 140 per kg in retail,” native vendor Jyotish Kumar Jha in Paschim Vihar stated.
The availability has been disrupted within the final two week from the manufacturing states, the place harvesting and transportation have been affected.
The federal government has maintained that the present spike in tomato costs is a seasonal phenomenon, and round this time, costs typically stay excessive. The costs are anticipated to chill down within the subsequent 15 days and normalise in a month.