The retail value of tomatoes rose as much as Rs 93 per kg in metros on Monday on sluggish arrival in mandis amid reviews of crop injury, owing to unseasonal rains, in response to the federal government knowledge.
Among metro cities, tomatoes had been bought at Rs 93 per kg in Kolkata, Rs 60 per kg in Chennai, Rs 59 per kg in Delhi and Rs 53 per kg in Mumbai on Monday, knowledge confirmed.
The retail value of tomatoes was ruling at greater than Rs 50 per kg in over 50 cities out of 175-odd cities tracked by the buyer affairs ministry.
Even within the wholesale markets, tomatoes had been bought at Rs 84 per kg in Kolkata, at Rs 52 per kg in Chennai, Rs 30 per kg in Mumbai and Rs 29.50 per kg in Delhi on Monday, the info confirmed.
Tomato prices are ruling agency as a consequence of poor arrival amid the injury of the crop due to the unseasonal rains in key rising states.
In Mumbai, tomato arrival was decrease at 241 tonnes on October 16 as in opposition to 290 tonnes per week in the past, whereas arrival was at 528.9 tonnes in Delhi and 545 tonnes in Kolkata on the identical date, in response to the federal government knowledge that didn’t have a comparable knowledge for 3 metro cities.
“We usually are not getting good-quality tomatoes from mandi itself due to rains. Consumers decide good ones and the rotten ones are left behind which is a loss to us. So, we hold rates in such a method to recuperate that loss additionally,” mentioned a vegetable hawker Shiva Lal Yadav who sells in Karol Bagh colony of Delhi.
Currently, harvesting is underway in key rising states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Last week, Azadpur Tomato Association President Ashok Kaushik had mentioned, “Unseasonal rains in producing states like Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have broken the crop as a consequence of which the availability to consuming markets like Delhi has been affected. This has led to a rise in prices each in wholesale and retail markets.”
The Tomato crop is prepared for harvest in about 2-3 months after planting. 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 mean yield of 25.05 tonnes per hectare, in response to the National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation.
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