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Retail tomato costs in South rise as much as Rs 120 per kg due…

New Delhi: Retail tomato costs are ruling at Rs 80 per kg in most cities throughout India however the charges have shot as much as as excessive as Rs 120 per kg in few southern states due to widespread rains, in line with authorities information.

In Chennai, retail value of tomato was at Rs 100 per kg, Puducherry Rs 90 per kg, Bengalure Rs 88 per kg and Hyderabad Rs 65 per kg.


In Kerala, retail costs of tomato are ruling at Rs 120 per kg in Kottayam, Rs 110 per kg in Ernakulam, Rs 103 per kg in Tiruvananthapuram, Rs 100 per kg in Palakkad, Rs 97 per kg in Trissure, and Rs 90 per kg in Wayanad and Kozikode.

In Karnataka, retail costs of tomato are ruling at Rs 85 per kg in Dharwad, Rs 84 per kg in Mysure, Rs 80 a kg in Mangalore and Rs 78 per kg in Bellary.

In Andhra Pradesh, tomato costs are ruling at Rs 91 per kg in Vijawada, Rs 80 per kg in Vishakapatnam and Rs 75 per kg in Tirupati.

In Tamil Nadu, tomato is promoting at Rs 119 per kg in Ramanathapuram, Rs 103 per kg in Tirunelveli, Rs 97 per kg in Thiruchirapalli, Rs 94 per kg in Cuddalore and Rs 90 per kg in Coimbatore.


Nevertheless within the nationwide capital, tomato was offered at Rs 72 per kg, in line with the info maintained by the Shopper Affairs Ministry for 167 centres representing all areas of the nation.

As per the info, retail tomato costs started to rise from the start of October and have been ruling at elevated ranges in November.

All India modal retail value of tomato stood at Rs 40 per kg on October 1 and shot as much as Rs 50 per kg by finish of the month. The costs additional rose to Rs 80 per kg on November 23.

There was sharp rise in retail tomato costs in main cities of south India as a result of widespread reasonable to heavy rainfalls throughout the northeast monsoon for the reason that first week of November as a result of frequent formations of low-pressure areas within the Bay of Bengal, or cyclonic circulation within the Arabian Sea.


In consequence, the tomato crop has been broken inflicting tight provide state of affairs.

Azadpur Tomato Affiliation President Ashok Kaushik stated, “The tomato supply to Delhi from south India has been affected because of the rains. If rains continue in the coming days, the prices in the national capital might rise from the current level.”

The tomato costs in Azadpur wholesale market fell barely on Tuesday as a result of arrival of desi selection tomato from neighbouring states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, he stated. At current, harvesting is underway in key rising states of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.


Tomato crop shall be prepared for harvest in round 2-3 months after planting and harvesting is finished as per the requirement of the market. India, the world’s second largest tomato producer after China, produces round 19.75 million tonnes from an space of seven.89 lakh hectares with a median yield of 25.05 tonnes per hectare, in line with Nationwide Horticultural Analysis and Improvement Basis.

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