The price of tomatoes rises to Rs 75 per kg in the national capital



The retail price of tomatoes climbed to Rs 75 per kilogram in the nation’s capital on Friday, while rates in parts of southern India fell but remained high, according to government data.

In Chennai, the retail price of tomatoes fell to Rs 63 per kg on Friday after peaking at Rs 100 per kg on November 22. data kept by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs showed.

On Friday, in Pondicherry, the price of tomatoes fell to Rs 45 per kg against Rs 100 per kg on November 22. However, in Hyderabad, the price dropped slightly to Rs 72 per kg against Rs 90 per kg which prevailed for two days.

In Bangalore, the price of tomatoes in retail markets remained high at Rs 88 per kg. In Port Blair, the price jumped to Rs 143 per kg on Friday against Rs 113 per kg on November 22.

According to data, the retail price of tomatoes in the nation’s capital rose to Rs 75 per kg on Friday, from Rs 63 per kg on November 22.

However, onion and potato retail prices in Delhi have shown signs of weakening. Retail prices for onions were in effect at Rs 35 per kg and potatoes at Rs 20 per kg.

There has been a sharp increase in retail tomato prices in major cities in southern India due to widespread moderate to heavy rainfall since the first week of November. As a result, the tomato crop was damaged, causing a tight supply situation.

Even the supply of tomatoes to other parts of the country from the main producing states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka has been affected.

The average maximum retail price of tomatoes in India rose to Rs 143 per kg on Friday from Rs 113 per kg on November 22, while the entire India modal price was in effect at Rs 60 per kg against Rs 67.5 per kg during the said period, according to government data.

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