New Delhi: With the onset of the monsoon tomato prices soared to Rs 70 per kg in New Delhi and its surrounding areas on Friday.
A month ago, the price of tomatoes in Delhi's Azadpur mandi was between Rs 1.25 and Rs 4.75 per kg, while the wholesale price on Friday was between Rs 6 and Rs 44 per kg.
The model rate of tomato was Rs 3 per kg in Azadpur mandi on June 3, which has increased by 10 times to Rs 29 per kg.
Due to the rise in wholesale prices, tomatoes were sold at Rs 80 per kg on Thursday in Delhi-NCR and Rs 50 to Rs 70 per kg in Greater Noida.
The quantity of tomatoes received at Azadpur mandi was 528.2 tonne on June 3 while on July 3 it was 281.6 tonne.