Veggie prices soar, tomato may touch Rs 100/ kg

  • | Friday | 11th January, 2019

Market experts see tomato prices touching Rs 100 per kg in the retail market . “Tomatoes are currently being sold at Rs 60 per kg while the price was around Rs 25-30 till a few days ago. “To get tomatoes from Maharashtra, local traders have to struggle a lot. Owing to drought in Karnataka and Maharashtra (from where Karnataka receives supplies during this season), there is shortage of tomatoes in local markets. Even in local markets, owing to rain deficit and lack of good returns, farmers haven’t shown much interest in cultivating tomatoes and other vegetables.

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