#UdtaTamatar: One kilo gram tomato will now fetch we 33 milli gram gold

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Market equations have changed. No, we aren’t articulate about batch or commodity markets where large bulls gamble on millions, though a unfeeling mandis where India’s ‘aam aadmi’ goes to buy essential food equipment to feed his inspired family.

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In a altered marketplace order, if we go for a trade trade, one kilo gram (kg) tomato would fetch we to during slightest 4 kg of potato, that will in spin give we 5 kg of onion or 500 grams of urad dal or, let’s say, 33 milligram of pristine gold. That’s how a changing cost equations work in India’s mandis after unfeeling prices shot by a roof, interjection to behind rains.

Tomato prices in many sell markets opposite a nation have doubled to adult to Rs 80 per kg in final 15 days due to indolent supply overdue to stand damage. Earlier this month, prices of tomato – a pivotal kitchen unfeeling – were statute in a operation of Rs 20-40 per kg, as per information confirmed by a Consumer Affairs Ministry. Among metros, Chennai available a top cost during Rs 80 per kg currently compared with Rs 44 per kg on 1 June.

Similarly in Kolkata, a cost is statute during Rs 60 per kg currently as opposite Rs 30 per kg progressing this month. In Mumbai, rates have risen to Rs 80 per kg from 38 per kg while in Delhi, prices have surged to Rs 100 per kg from Rs 25 per kg in a pronounced period, a method information showed. “Tomato prices have increasing in final 15 days in Delhi. There is no sufficient supply as a stand got shop-worn in Haryana and Punjab since of unseasonal rains,” Azadpur Tomato Merchants Association President Ashok Kaushik said.

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Due to rains, a stand in South India also got influenced since of that prices have also risen there, he said, adding that even feverishness highlight in north India has shop-worn a stand in some parts. Unlike potato and onion, there is brief shelf life of tomato. The deficiency of adequate cold storage comforts in a supply sequence has aggravated a problem. The country’s tomato prolongation is estimated during 18.28 million tonnes in a 2015-16 stand year (July-June) as opposite 16.38 million tonnes in a prior year.

Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Odisha are a vital tomato flourishing states in a country.

With PTI inputs