Tomato prices in Bengaluru have due to acute supply shortage. Photo/ANI
Tomato prices in Bengaluru have due to acute supply shortage. Photo/ANI

Karnataka: Tomato prices surge from Rs 15 to Rs 60 per kg in one week

ANI | Updated: May 02, 2019 15:12 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 2 (ANI): A sudden rise in tomato prices has hit the people's kitchen budget like anything.
For the past few days, tomatoes have been selling at Rs 50-60 per kilogram as compared to the last year's rate of Rs 10-15 per kilogram during this period. 
According to market players, the local tomato production has witnessed a dip. As a result, they have to bring tomatoes from Nashik in Maharashtra.  
A local Wasim Paschan said, "There is no tomato in Karnataka. All of it is coming from Nasik. That is why tomato prices have shot up."
Traders say that a big quantity gets damaged during transportation of tomato during summer.  
"Vegetable prices, especially of tomato, have gone up. Last week, the prices were around Rs 10-15. After the rain, it is coming from Nashik. It is damaged too. People are angry and not purchasing tomato. The rates are around Rs 40-50 kilogram," said Naeem Pasha, a tomato seller. (ANI)

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