Tomato Prices: Tomato prices have skyrocketed again. Earlier, petrol and diesel prices were on the rise, while commodity prices were also on the rise. Tomatoes are also widely used by the common man. With its rising price, it has become a beauty that is unattractive to the common man. Tomato prices rose sharply as imports from other states fell and crops were damaged by heavy rains. The situation seems to remain the same until the new crop is handed out. That means the tomato may not appear on the vent until the end of the month. The price of tomato, which has been staring at the ground for some time, has now gone up once. Three months ago the price of a kilo of tomato was Rs 5 to Rs 8. But like the scorching sun, the price of tomatoes has skyrocketed to Rs 100. At the farmers’ markets and big markets, the price of good tomatoes has gone up from Rs 80 per kg to Rs 100 per kg in the smaller markets. Currently, there is a severe shortage of tomatoes in Hyderabad’s wholesale markets like Menda Market and Boyipalli as well as major farmers’ markets like Mehdipatnam, Kookatpalli, Elbinagar and Erragadda. Market sources say that while the city imports 80 to 100 lorries on normal days, it is difficult to get 50 lorries a day these days.
While the price is quoted in one place, the rate is resonating like a heartbeat. At the Kurnool market, the price of a kg of tomato was Rs 80. It is Rs 70 in the farmer’s market and Rs 10 more in the external market. In rural areas, however, the price of a single tomato is around Rs 100. Consumers are sighing that the prices have skyrocketed to this level. In just 10 days, the price of a kg of tomato has gone up to Rs 60-80. Tomato prices seem to have risen sharply as imports from other states fell and crops were damaged by heavy rains.
AP, Telangana .. Tomato prices are on fire in both states. Janke was in a situation where he wanted to buy a tomato. Simply, ten days a week the price of tomato skyrocketed. In Hyderabad, the price of a kilo of tomato ranges from Rs 60 to Rs 80 depending on the quality. The situation seems to remain the same until the new crop is handed out. Experts say the skyrocketing tomato price may not go down till the end of this month. In Medak, a kilo of tomato crossed the half century mark. This price is also only at the farmer’s market. If you want to buy at home retail, you have to pay another ten or twenty rupees.
The situation is similar in Andhra Pradesh, where tomatoes are plentiful. In Kurnool, Chittoor and Madanapalle markets, the price of a kilo of tomato has crossed half a century. Now running towards the Century. Meanwhile, tomato prices are quoted in Uttaranchal and Hirange. In Vijayanagar, a kilo of tomato costs around Rs 60. Suns on the one hand and unseasonal rains on the other have shown an effect on tomato yields. Rates increased automatically as crop yields declined. On the other hand rates are exploding with the traders syndicate. Prices are likely to rise further in the coming days.
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