New Delhi: A trade report said that retail tomato prices rose to Rs 70 per kg today in Delhi due to tight supply of the key kitchen staple during the lean period, a trade report said.
Prices have skyrocketed; it firmed up Rs 10 per kg on a weekly basis since June 1.
The servea says bigbasket was selling tomatoes in the range of Rs 60-66 per kg, Grofers at Rs Rs 53-55 per kg on Sunday, and in unorganised markets, tomatoes were available for around Rs 70 per kg depending on the quality and locality, traders said.
The traders said that prices are ruling high even in the wholesale mandis (markets) where arrivals are not robust in the last few weeks from the producing states.
While briefing to the media, experts said prices of tomatoes normally shoot up during the lean period and the last five year’s data show the same trend.
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are the states that stands in the first place to produce tomatoes in the country. They depend on surplus producing states for supplies.