In Bengaluru Markets Tomato Prices in Red, Reach Rs 100 Per Kg.
Several tomato farmers have shifted to beans after their price reached sky-high last year leading to a deficit in the sowing of crops in the previous year.
Due to the monsoon deficit, the standing tomato crops of many farmers in Karnataka dried up, leading to a poor harvest of just around 30 per cent of the usual production.
Due to a shortage of crops in Maharastra as well, buyers from Eastern states like West Bengal & Odisha are queueing in Karnataka markets to buy tomatoes.
The sudden jump in tomato prices, which were being sold for Rs 3-5 per kg in May, has added to the inflation woes of common people.
“Earlier, the price of Tomato was Rs 30 per kg, after that I bought it for Rs 50 per kg and now it has become Rs 100.
Price is going to go up further and we’re helpless, we have to buy," said Suraj Gaur, a resident of Bengaluru told the news agency ANI.
As per a report by The Hindu, at Kolar wholesale APMC market in Karnataka, a 15 kg crate of tomatoes was being sold for Rs 1,100 this weekend.
The prices of tomatoes in Bengaluru are expected to go higher in the coming days.
Due to delayed monsoons and a deficit of rain this season, the prices of vegetables, especially tomatoes, have skyrocketed in Karnataka’s Bengaluru.
As per media reports, prices of tomatoes crossed Rs 100 per kg in Bengaluru markets due to a shortage in supply.