Tomato prices shoot up to Rs 140 per kg in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, check new rates


Delhi-NCR information: Tomato prices shoot up to Rs 140 per kg in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, check new rates | Photo: File (Image for illustration)

Retail tomato prices have surged up to Rs 140 per kg in the Delhi-NCR area due to the provision disruption from the manufacturing centres owing to rains. Wholesale prices of tomato at Azadpur Mandi right here, Asia’s largest wholesale fruit and veggies market, have been ruling in the vary of Rs 60-120 per kg, relying on the standard on Monday.

Mother Dairy’s Safal was promoting tomato at Rs 99 per kg on Sunday. Online retailer Otipy was quoting tomato hybrid at Rs 140 per kg and BigBasket Rs 105-110 per kg on Monday. “The increase in prices of tomato is due to tight supply from the key producing centres. Because of rainfall, the supply is disrupted,” Azadpur Tomato Association President Ashok Kaushik advised PTI.

The provide from neighbouring Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan acquired exhausted shortly due to rains. Now, Himachal Pradesh is the only real provider for the Delhi-NCR area. The hilly state can also be receiving heavy rains, impacting selecting and transportation, he added.

Traders are unable to get provide from the manufacturing centres of Maharashtra and Karnataka, as prices on the market are ruling excessive due to rains, he famous. Kaushik mentioned, “A crate of 25 kg is quoted somewhere between Rs 2,400 to 3,000. The rate per kg of tomato at producing centres is Rs 100-120 per kg. Traders cannot afford to bring the commodity to Delhi at such high rates”.

Once the rainfall scenario improves in southern states in the following 15 days, the provision of tomato is anticipated to enhance in the Delhi-NCR area, he mentioned, including that until then, the worth will stay agency. Kaushik can also be a member of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Azadpur.

Tomato prices have shot up not solely in Delhi-NCR but in addition in different components of the nation. The authorities has maintained that the worth rise in tomato is a “seasonal” phenomenon. At this time, usually, the prices are excessive, and they’ll quiet down in the following 15 days.

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