Agri Business

Tomato prices remain high at Rs 80/kg

PTI New Delhi | Updated on July 29, 2014

TOMATOES

Tomato prices continue to remain high at Rs 80 per kg in retail markets of national capital region on short supplies.

In the wholesale market of Azadpur, tomato is available at Rs 30—40 per kg depending on the quality.

At Mother Dairy’s Safal outlets, tomatoes are being sold at Rs 56 per kg, but the local vendors are charging anything between Rs 70—80 per kg.

“The tomato prices are still ruling at Rs 56 per kg as supplies continue to remain under stress,” Mother Dairy’s Fruit and Vegetable Business Head Pradipta Sahoo told PTI when asked about the reason for spike in price of the commodity.

Tomato Merchants Association General Secretary at Azadpur Mandi Subhash Chuk said prices have been stable in the last few days at Rs 25—40 per kg, as there has not been any improvement in supplies.

Traders also added that tomato prices have not cooled down as supplies from Himachal Pradesh are almost exhausted and at the same time the wholesale prices in other major supplying states Maharashtra and Karnataka are also ruling high compared to last year’s prices.

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Published on July 29, 2014
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