Increase in prices of tomato is a “temporary phenomenon” and rates in the national capital region have started to decrease due to with increase in supply from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, an official of Agriculture Ministry has said.
Wholesale prices of tomato, which were at Rs 60/kg in Azadpur Mandicouple of days ago, on Friday fell by up to Rs 20 per kg to Rs 40/kg, even though retail prices are still at Rs 50-80/kg depending on the quality and locality.
“This is a lean season for tomato. The price rise is a temporary phenomenon and it will phase out soon. In Delhi, there is no issue as tomatoes from hilly areas have started arriving,” Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said.