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Tomato prices to touch the sky, to reach upto Rs 300/ kg in coming weeks


The severe weather has surged tomato prices which have increased by more than 300 percent in India. Rainfall is being experienced around the nation in some areas, which might cause damage to or washing away of the household essentials, or manufacturing and transportation problems if there aren’t enough showers. According to specialists in agriculture, the price is going to increase even further in the following weeks and could go as high as Rs 300 per kilogramme.

According to Sanjay Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of National Commodities Management Services Limited (NCML), the issue of price increases would persist for a while. He even said that it is impossible to start a new plantation when it is raining. Prices will increase in the next weeks. Before we see prices settle, it will be at least two months, he continued.

From Rs 40 per kg in June to an average of Rs 100 per kg in the first week of July, prices have skyrocketed. Due to the significant rains, which affected the country’s supply from various regions, prices rose to an average of Rs 200 kg.

The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Haryana are the ones that cultivate tomatoes the most. These states account for 91% of the nation’s overall production, according to reports from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Only the south and some of the northeast are used for the current tomato supply. There are other factors contributing to the poor supply, besides the weather. The tomato is a crop with a short growing season that is highly heat- and virus-sensitive. Due to an early heat wave that devastated huge portions of India between February and March, some of the crop was destroyed. Additionally, two distinct viruses harmed the crops in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Farmers losing faith in receiving fair pricing for their produced products is another factor contributing to decreased productivity.

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