Not only Bihar, tomatoes are being sold expensive in most parts of the country including UP, MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra. In the last two days, the price of tomato suddenly shot up and now it is being sold up to Rs 100 per kg.
New Delhi: With the onset of rains in Bihar, the prices of green vegetables have skyrocketed. Tomato has become the most expensive. A few days ago, the price of tomato, which was sold at the rate of Rs 10 per kg, has hit a century today. In many parts of Bihar, the price of tomato has now crossed Rs 100 per kg. It is being told that tomato crop has been damaged in Bihar. Crops have also been damaged in neighboring states. There is a shortage of local tomatoes. Tomato consignments are arriving from South India, due to which the prices have gone up.
According to the information, cyclonic storm Biparjoy has ruined the tomato crop in some areas of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Most of the tomatoes have been damaged due to water logging. Because of this, the price of tomato has reached Rs 100 per kg in Bihar as well.
Wholesalers of Muzaffarpur say that in May, the price of tomato was Rs 2 to 5 per kg in wholesale, while it was being sold at Rs 10 to 12 per kg in retail. However, by the middle of June it had increased to Rs 30 to Rs 40 a kg. In the last two days, the price of tomato suddenly shot up and now it is being sold up to Rs 100 per kg.
Not only Bihar, but tomatoes are being sold expensive in most parts of the country including UP, MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra. Transport has also been affected due to the rains across the country. Due to the problem of transport, the prices of tomatoes have also increased. At present, tomatoes are expected to remain costlier in the retail market for a few days. This is affecting the common man’s kitchen.