Tomato Price Fall: Recently, tomato prices in Delhi had reached Rs 80-100 per kg. At present, the retail price of tomato in Delhi has gone up to Rs 70-75, while the wholesale price has gone up to Rs 35-40. According to a wholesale tomato seller, due to heavy rains in some parts of India, there was a problem in the supply of tomatoes. Now the supply is back to normal, due to which the prices are falling.
Tomato price in delhi
Recently, the prices of tomatoes in Delhi had reached Rs 80-100 per kg. Tomatoes are still being sold in the retail market for Rs 70-75 per kg. If seen, the prices have become cheaper than before. The price of tomato has also gone up to Rs 35-40 per kg in the wholesale market of Delhi. In such a situation, the prices of tomatoes may fall further in the coming days.
These prices are of Delhi’s Okhla Wholesale Vegetable Market. According to a wholesale tomato seller, the supply of tomatoes was facing problem due to heavy rains in some parts of India, but now the supply is back to normal.
Tomatoes will become cheaper from December
government said on Friday that with the arrival of new tomato crop from the northern states of the country, its prices are expected to soften from December. The government’s statement came with the all-India average retail price of tomatoes rising by 63 per cent to Rs 67 per kg over the previous year due to unseasonal rains.
On the other hand, in the case of onions, retail prices have come down significantly from 2020 and 2019 levels. The arrivals in November this year were 19.62 lakh tonnes as against 21.32 lakh tonnes in the same period a year ago.
Elaborating on the reasons for increase in tomato
prices, the ministry said that the retail prices of tomatoes have increased since the end of September due to unseasonal rains in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Tomato crop was damaged due to rain and there was delay in arrival from these states.
Heavy rains lashed Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka following delayed arrivals from north Indian states, disrupting supplies and causing crop damage, the statement said. The ministry said that the price of tomatoes is highly volatile. Any disruption in the supply chain or damage caused by heavy rains drives up prices.
What happened to the price of tomatoes in other cities of the country?
According to consumer affairs ministry data, the retail price of tomatoes in Chennai declined to Rs 63 per kg on Friday from an all-time high of Rs 100 a kg on November 22. Similarly, in Thiruvananthapuram, the price declined from Rs 103 a kg to Rs 80 per kg in the said period.
Tomato prices in Puducherry on Friday declined from Rs 100 per kg on November 22 to Rs 45 per kg. However, in Hyderabad, the price declined slightly to Rs 72 per kg during the two days from the earlier Rs 90 per kg. In Bengaluru, tomato prices remained high at Rs 88 per kg in retail markets. In Port Blair, the price rose to Rs 143 per kg on Friday from Rs 113 per kg on November 22.