Agri Business

Rains push up prices of onion,tomato in North

PTI Chandigarh | Updated on August 22, 2019 Published on August 22, 2019

Prices of tomato and onion have doubled to ₹80 and ₹50 per kg, respectively, in Haryana and Punjab this week due to supply shortage caused by heavy rains in the region and several other parts of the country, according to traders.

Prices of other key vegetables such as peas, cauliflower and beans have also surged sharply as heavy rains damaged crops in both these States and the neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

Onion is selling at around ₹50 per kg in the two States and their joint capital Chandigarh.

“Just a week ago, onion was selling at ₹20-25 per kg and prices have now doubled. There is a reduction in supply of onion in the northern region from States like Maharashtra from where bulk supplies come,” traders said on Thursday.

Traders said tomato prices doubled from ₹40 to ₹80 per kg, peas cost ₹90 per kg to ₹120 per kg, cauliflower at around ₹100 per kg from ₹60-70 per kg earlier, beans price jumped to 90 per kg from ₹50 per kg.

Bottle gourd was selling at around ₹50 per kg as against ₹40 per kg earlier, carrot rates have gone up from ₹40 per kg to ₹60 per kg, okra was costing ₹60 per kg as against ₹40 per kg earlier, traders said.

Published on August 22, 2019
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