Tomato prices skid as supply increases from Andhra Pradesh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Aug 2017 09:10:32


By Praveen Vighre,

TOMATOES, which were in news for reaching the unprecedent price of Rs 100 to Rs 120 per kilogram at retail, seem to be on the descending mode.
Since last two days, the prices of the red-coloured important staple of the kitchen is now quoted at Rs 80 per kilogram.

Ram Mahajan, Secretary of the Mahatma Fuley Market Vegetable and Fruits Adatiya Welfare Association said, “Previously the supply of tomatoes was limited to Sangamner (Nashik district) that too we have to place orders in advance. This was one of the important reasons for the prices to skyrocket to Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kilogram at the wholesale market. Owing to scarce supply, only a few vendors used to keep tomatoes. Even customers were not purchasing them and those who were purchasing, they were lifting a few stock.”

Since Friday, additional three vehicles were coming from Madanapalli, Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), which had increased the stock in the wholesale market here in the city.
On Monday, the prices of tomatoes in the wholesale market was quoted Rs 60 per kg.

“We are anticipating regular supply from Madanapalli, and the prices are expected to cool down to Rs 50 per kilogram in the wholesale market,” Mahajan added further..
Presently, six to seven vehicles are coming to the wholesale market containing 200 cartons of 27 kilogrames each. The local supply will start from the month of October and the prices will further decline.