Tomatoes started becoming cheaper in the wholesale market, prices fell by 20 to 30 rupees per kg

Tomatoes started becoming cheaper in the wholesale market, prices fell by Rs 20 to 30 per kg in the mandis of Uttar Pradesh

Highlights

  • Due to increase in arrivals, now the prices have come down.
  • Prices have come down to Rs 20 to 30 per kg in Ghazipur
  • People will have to wait till January-February for the new crop.

In many cities of the country, the prices of tomatoes that have hit the century are now on the verge of decline. Due to increase in arrivals in many mandis of North India, now prices have come down. In Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, the prices have come down to Rs 20 to 30 per kg in the wholesale market.

Talking to news agency ANI, a wholesale trader of Ghazipur Mandi in Uttar Pradesh said, “At present the rate of tomato in the market is 20 to 30 rupees per kg. A few days ago it was 50-60 rupees. Now the price of tomatoes has come down. The price of vegetables also increases due to increase in the price of diesel-petrol.

According to government data, the retail price has gone up to Rs 120 per kg in some southern states due to widespread rains. The retail price of tomato has gone up to Rs 160 per kg in Chennai, Rs 90 per kg in Puducherry, Rs 88 per kg in Bengaluru and Rs 65 per kg in Hyderabad.

Why tomatoes got expensive?

Sonu Yadav, a farmer cultivating tomatoes, says that in this season the price of tomato is 20 to 30 rupees per kg. But at present, most of the tomato supplies are coming from the southern states. Due to rain in these states, there has been a lot of damage to the crop, due to which the prices of tomatoes have increased manifold. At the same time, the demand for tomatoes has increased due to the beginning of the wedding season. Tomato cultivation also decreased due to the fear of the third wave of Corona.

Prices may come down from January-February

Wholesale vegetable traders say that people will have to wait till January-February for the new crop, as the new crop has been planted around October 15, which will take at least three months to be ready. With the season of weddings, the demand is increasing after the opening of hotels, restaurants.

India is the largest tomato producing country after China

According to the National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation, India, the world’s second largest tomato producer after China, produces about 197.5 million tonnes of tomatoes from an area of ​​7.89 lakh hectares with an average yield of about 25.05 tonnes per hectare. Even after this, the tomato has reached close to Rs 100 here.

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