The crop is spoiling due to heavy rains during the monsoon season. At the same time, the cost has increased due to lockdown and rising diesel prices. That is why the prices of other vegetables, including tomato, have increased.
new Delhi. In this crisis of Corona, the life of common man has become difficult (hard time for common man). At the same time, now the prices of Vegetable Prices have started increasing. Tomato prices have become heavy on the common man’s pocket. Tomato is being sold in Delhi at Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kg. Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that tomato is more prone to spoilage this season, so the price has gone up. Paswan said that due to no harvest time, prices of tomatoes are generally high during July to September. Due to the perishable quality of tomato, its price fluctuates more. He said that prices will come back to normal after the supply improves. A month ago it was selling for about Rs 20 a kg.
Why vegetables are getting expensive The crop is spoiling due to heavy rains during the monsoon season. At the same time, costs have increased due to lockdown and rising diesel prices. That is why the prices of other vegetables including tomatoes have increased.
Tomato crop in Haryana and Himachal has deteriorated. In Maharashtra and Karnataka too, the lockdown has raised tomato prices.
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are the lesser tomato growing states of the country.
They depend on the over-producing states for supply. According to government figures, the country produces about 17.9 million tonnes of tomatoes annually, while the consumption is around 15 million tonnes.
New prices of vegetables- Tomato was being sold in Delhi for 10-15 rupees a few days ago. At the same time, now it has gone up to Rs 80-100 a kg. Not only this, other green vegetables and potatoes have also started following the same.
Tomatoes are being sold at Rs 70-90 per kg in Gurugram, Gangtok, Siliguri and Raipur, while in Gorakhpur, Kota and Dimapur it is Rs 80 per kg. As per the data, even in the producing states, the price in Hyderabad is strong at Rs 37 per kg. 40 rupees a kg in Chennai and 46 rupees a kilo in Bengaluru.