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Tomato prices likely to decline over the next fortnight

Newdelhi:30/7/17:Tomato prices, which have skyrocketed up to Rs. 100/kg, are more likely to decline over the next fortnight as supplies from southern and other growing states are expected to improve, said a senior ICAR official. Retail tomato prices have gone through the roof for more than a month now in most parts of the country and are still ruling high up to 100 per kg, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry.


Tomato prices in metros were ruling at Rs. 95/kg in Kolkata, Rs. 92/kg in Delhi, Rs. 80/kg in Mumbai and Rs. 55/kg in Chennai on June 29, as per the ministry data. In other centres, tomato was sold at Rs. 95/kg in Lucknow, Rs. 90/kg in Bhopal and Thiruananthapuram, Rs. 65/kg in Ahmedabad, Rs. 60/kg in Jaipur, Rs. 60/kg in Patna and Rs. 55/kg in Hyderabad in the said period, the data showed.


The rates in producing centres have also gone up sharply. For instance, tomato is being sold at Rs. 83/kg in Shimla and Rs. 75/kg in Bengaluru.


The prices vary depending on the variety and quality. In the year-ago period too, tomato rates had gone up to Rs. 65/kg but it had not hit this high.

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