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The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - | THURS­DAY, OC­TO­BER 10, 2019

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.

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