Tomato Price Hike News: The highest price of tomato was Rs 155 per kg in Siliguri, West Bengal. Local vendors in the national capital are selling tomatoes at Rs 120-140 per kg depending on the quality and region.
New Delhi: Retail Tomato Prices have reached Rs 155 per kg in major cities of the country. Tomato prices have increased due to supply disruption due to rains in the growing region. In metros, the retail prices of tomato were in the range of Rs 58-148 per kg. Tomato cost the highest in Kolkata at Rs 148 per kg and the lowest in Mumbai at Rs 58 per kg. The prices in Delhi and Chennai were Rs 110 per kg and Rs 117 per kg respectively.
According to data from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the average all India retail price was Rs 83.29 per kg. Whose model price was Rs 100 per kg. Data shows that the highest price of tomato was Rs 155 per kg in Siliguri, West Bengal. Meanwhile, local vendors in the national capital are selling tomatoes at Rs 120-140 per kg depending on the quality and region.
Jyotish Kumar Jha, a local seller from Paschim Vihar, said, “We have bought the best quality tomato from Azadpur wholesale market at Rs 120 per kg and are selling it at Rs 140 per kg in retail. In the last two weeks, the supply has been disrupted from the producing states, where the harvesting and transportation of tomatoes has been affected.
The government says that the current increase in tomato prices is a seasonal affair and prices are generally high at this time. Prices are expected to soften in the next 15 days and normalize in a month.
Over the past two weeks, the supply of tomatoes from the producing states has experienced disruptions, primarily due to challenges in harvesting and transportation in the rainy season. The government has acknowledged that the recent surge in tomato prices is a seasonal occurrence, as prices tend to be higher during this period. However, it is anticipated that within the next 15 days, the prices will begin to stabilize, and within a month, they are expected to return to normal levels.