Tomatoes To Get Cheaper As Supplies Rise From Key Growing Regions
Prices of tomatoes are set to fall further amid increased supply from key producing states.
As on Dec. 21, the key vegetable turned cheaper by 12.9% compared to a week ago and by 23.7% compared to the preceding month, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said in a statement.
On average, tomatoes cost Rs 47.5 for every kilogram, the data showed, with people from Pune paying the least, at Rs 34 per kg. That's a significant decrease from a month earlier when prices hovered over Rs 100 a kg, when unseasonal rains hampered produce.
That's been attributed to higher supply to India’s major markets from Rajasthan.
Wholesale prices are forecasted to dip even more as stock from other tomato-producing states will add to inventory by December-end, the data showed.
The government also expects that with subdued rains, there will be no more supply-chain disruptions, adding to a foreseeable drop in prices.