After onions, tomatoes new tearjerker at 80/kg
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New Delhi: After onion, the retail price of tomatoes shot up to Rs 80 per kilogram in the city on Wednesday due to supply disruption caused by heavy rains in key growing states, including Karnataka.
However, onion prices have come down marginally compared to last week and is hovering around Rs 60 per kg.
According to traders, tomatoes have turned costlier in the last few days as supplies have been impacted. At Mother Dairy’s Safal outlets, tomatoes are being sold at Rs 58 per kg, while local vendors are selling between Rs 60 and 80 per kg on Wednesday, depending on the quality and locality.
“Tomato prices have increased sharply in the last few days as the supply has been affected because of floods and heavy rains in the key growing states,” a wholesale trader at Azadpur Mandi said. States like Karnataka and Telangana as have witnessed rains in the last few days, which has led to damage of the crop, creating a supply disruption, he added.