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Tomato Prices: Tomato has hit a century, will prices skyrocket in monsoon? Last year, tomato had fuelled inflation

Ritul Pandey

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This year the scorching heat in India scorched everyone. Citizens in North India are currently battling drought. The temperature has crossed the maximum level in many cities. Its direct effect is being seen on vegetable and fruit crops. But after heavy rains in many parts of the country, its effect has now reduced. Therefore, the arrival of vegetables in the markets of the country has reduced. Therefore, the prices of vegetables are high. Tomato has already crossed Rs 100 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and other states. The price of tomato on the online platform has reached Rs 90 to Rs 95 per kg. Along with Maharashtra, tomato prices in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are between Rs 80 and Rs 100 per kg.

The price varies during the rainy season

Every year, vegetable prices increase during the rainy season. Heavy or less rainfall has a direct impact on vegetable production. At present, there is a period of severe heat in the entire country. Vegetable production has reduced. So in the area where it has rained, there is a fear of vegetables rotting due to problems in transportation and storage. Its effect is visible on the prices of vegetables.

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Four times more plantation but less production

Tomato made farmers crorepatis and millionaires last year. This year more farmers are involved in tomato production. Four times more have been planted as compared to last year. But production has been affected by rain and heat. According to a report by CNBC TV18, four times more tomatoes were planted this year in many parts of Maharashtra as compared to last year. But due to heat and rain, production could not take place on a large scale. Every year about 2000 cartons of tomatoes are produced per acre in Junnar taluka. This year this quantity has come down to 500 to 600 cartons per acre. The situation is the same in many areas.

Prices are unlikely to come down anytime soon

The public is unlikely to get relief in tomato prices. Consumers’ pockets are not free from stress during the monsoon. With the onset of monsoon, farmers and the government are worried. Further delay in monsoon will have a big impact on Kharif production. Vegetable prices will increase. Therefore, the government has no option but to plan a solution in advance.

Ritul Pandey

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