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Business News/ News / India/  Tomato prices reach 250 per kg in THIS state | Details here

Tomato prices reach ₹250 per kg in THIS state | Details here

Tomato prices in Uttarakhand have reached up to ₹250 per kg due to heavy rains and high temperatures, causing a fivefold increase in prices this year. Other vegetables like cauliflower, chilies, and ginger have also become more expensive.

Tomatoes now going at ₹250 per kg in Gangotri Dham, ₹180 to 200 per kg in Uttarkashi. Premium
Tomatoes now going at 250 per kg in Gangotri Dham, 180 to 200 per kg in Uttarkashi.

The prices of tomatoes in several districts of Uttarakhand have gone up to around 200 per kilogram. In Gangotri Dham, tomatoes are being sold at 250 per kg, while the widely used vegetable in Indian kitchens is available at 180 to 200 in Uttarkashi. 

Speaking to ANI, a vegetable seller said, “Tomatoes have become dearer in the region all of a sudden. Consumers are bearing the brunt of the rising prices of tomatoes in Uttarkashi. People are not even willing to buy them. In Gangotri, Yamunotri, tomatoes are going at 200 to 250 per kg."

Heavy rains in some growing areas and hotter-than-normal temperatures last month hit the output of the crop, causing a fivefold increase in prices this year. Tomatoes usually become expensive in the lean production months of June and July, but the impact this year has been exaggerated.

Not just tomatoes, but the prices of other vegetables like cauliflower, chilies, and ginger too have shoot up.

In Shimla, tomatoes were being sold at Rs100 whereas other vegetables, including capsicum, pumpkin, cauliflower, and brinjal are also selling at higher prices.

Retail tomato prices surged up to 140 per kg in the Delhi-NCR region due to the supply disruption from the producing centers owing to rains.

On 4 July, the price of tomatoes crossed 150 in Mumbai, a report by Mumbai Live has stated. Apart from tomato, prices of other vegetables like ginger, chillies, coriander also saw surge.

Owing to incessant rainfall and the fall in the supply of vegetables in the state capital have skyrocketed the prices. Spells of the heavy rain have led to vegetable supply crunch in the city, resulting in an escalation of their prices.

The vegetable market in Assam's capital city Guwahati has witnessed a significant surge in prices for all green vegetables after the flood hit several districts of the state and damaged crops.

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Published: 07 Jul 2023, 12:07 PM IST
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