tomato costs: No respite, retail tomato value additional shoots as much as Rs 162/kg

Shoppers proceed to see pink as a result of pricier tomatoes as retail costs of the kitchen staple soared as much as Rs 162 per kg on Thursday throughout the nation as a result of tight provides attributable to rainfall in lots of components. Amongst metros, retail tomato costs remained highest at Rs 152 per kg in Kolkata, adopted by Rs 120 per kg in Delhi, Rs 117 per kg in Chennai and Rs 108 per kg in Mumbai, based on the information maintained by the Shopper Affairs Ministry. The all-India common retail tomato value was ruling at Rs 95.58 per kg on Thursday. A most fee of Rs 162 per kg was quoted in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, whereas the minimal fee was Rs 31 per kg in Churu district of Rajasthan, the information confirmed. Tomato costs remained excessive in different main cities within the nation. In Gurugram, retail tomato value was ruling at Rs 140 per kg, at Rs 110 per kg in Bengaluru, Rs 107 per kg in Varanasi, Rs 98 per kg in Hyderabad and at Rs 90 in Bhopal on Thursday. Usually, tomato costs spike throughout July-August time of the 12 months as harvesting and transportation of extremely perishable commodity provides get affected as a result of monsoon.