Retail prices of tomatoes skyrocketed to a high of Rs 100 per kg in some parts of India as supplies were hit due to heavy rains. “Tomato is being sold at a price of Rs 80 Kg. The rate has suddenly shot up in the past two-three days. This sudden increase in price is due to heavy rainfall. Rain has destroyed tomatoes,” says Mohammad Raju, a resident of Delhi.
Tomato prices are ruling high since pre-Monsoon rains in most retail markets of the country but there has been a sharp rise in northern states due to continuous rains on Monsoon arrival.
In the northern region, retail prices of tomatoes were ruling in the range of Rs 30-80 per kg, while that in western region at Rs 30-85 per kg and at Rs 39-80 per kg in the eastern region.
(Report by Sikandar Khan)
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