Tomato prices shoot up to Rs 60 per kg

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New Delhi: As consumers wait for onion prices to cool down, retail prices of tomatoes have skyrocketed to Rs 60 per kg in the national capital.
Mother Dairy’s Safal outlets are selling tomatoes at Rs 44 per kg, double of Rs 20 per kg at which the staple was being sold a fortnight ago, while the local vendors are selling it for Rs 50-60 per kg depending upon the quality.
According to traders at Azadpur Mandi, tomato prices in the wholesale market have risen to Rs 30 per kg from Rs 10 per kg at the start of this month.
“Supplies of tomatoes are under stress as the crop from nearby areas in Haryana have exhausted. Currently the supplies are coming mainly from Naryangaon in Maharashtra,” Mother Dairy’s Fruit and Vegetable Business Head Pradipta Sahoo told PTI.

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