Tomato prices will come down soon, the government has given the reason, why there was a jump in the price and when will it come down

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tomato prices Describing the sharp jump in prices as a temporary and weather-related situation, the government said on Tuesday that its prices would come down soon. There are reports of tomatoes being sold at Rs 100 or more in many cities of the country. Because of this, tomatoes, which are mainly used in cooking, have spoiled the budget of the households. In this context, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Rohit Kumar Singh said that the sharp rise in tomato prices is a temporary problem. “Every year this happens at this time. In fact, tomato is a highly perishable food item and sudden rains affect its transportation,” he said. As per the data available with the Department of Consumer Affairs, the average price of tomato at all India level on June 27 was Rs 46 per kg. However, its maximum price has also been recorded at Rs 122 per kg.

In many places the price reached Rs 122.

Talking about the four metro cities of the country, the retail price of tomato was Rs 60 per kg in Delhi, Rs 42 per kg in Mumbai, Rs 75 per kg in Kolkata and Rs 67 per kg in Chennai. Although government data says that the price of tomato has been recorded at Rs 122 per kg in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Bellary in Karnataka. In the Delhi-NCR region, the price of tomatoes has doubled to around Rs 80 per kg even at Mother Dairy’s store selling milk and fruits and vegetables. Tomato prices have shot up due to disruption in supply due to rains in major producing areas. A Mother Dairy spokesperson said, “The tomato crop is currently going through seasonal changes with the onset of monsoon.

Tomato crop damaged due to rain

Tomato crop has been affected due to rains in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and its supply is also less than the demand.” Vegetable vendors in the capital Delhi are selling tomatoes at the rate of Rs 80-120 per kg at different places. Bablu, a vegetable seller in Paschim Vihar area, said, “We were selling tomatoes at Rs 25-30 per kg till June 15. Within a few days, it became Rs 40 per kg and then reached Rs 60 and Rs 80 per kg.” According to government data, tomato production is estimated to be 20.62 million tonnes in the crop season 2022-23, while one Last year it was 20.69 million tonnes.

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