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Price Increases For Tomatoes To Reach Rs 300 Per Kg In Upcoming Weeks

<p>Due to the severe weather, tomato prices have increased by more than 300 percent in India. Rainfall is being experienced around the nation in certain areas, which might cause damage to or washing away of the household essential, or manufacturing and transportation problems if there aren’t enough showers. According to specialists in agriculture, the price is going to increase even more in the following weeks and might go as high as Rs 300 per kilogram.</p>
<p>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 further said that it is impossible to start a new plantation while it is raining. “Prices will increase in the next weeks. Before we see prices stabilize, it will be at least two months, he continued.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-75738″ src=”” alt=”” width=”1250″ height=”936″ srcset=” 259w,×112.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1250px) 100vw, 1250px” /></p>
<p>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 locations, prices rose to an average of Rs 200 kg.</p>
<p>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 grow tomatoes the most. These states account for 91% of the nation’s overall output, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture.</p>
<p>Only the south and portions of the northeast are used for the present 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 very 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 lost. Additionally, two distinct viruses harmed the crops in Maharashtra and Karnataka.</p>
<p>Farmers losing faith in receiving fair pricing for their produced products is another factor contributing to decreased productivity.</p>
<p>To control the rising retail price, the Department of Consumer Affairs authorized the purchase of tomatoes from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka for distribution in key consumption centers. The ministry said in the statement that the arrival of the fresh crop is anticipated soon and that prices are anticipated to drop soon.</p>
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