If it was the tomato growers who bore the brunt of Covid lockdown in late March-April facing troubles in harvesting and marketing their create, it is now the transform of shoppers.
Selling prices of tomatoes have risen sharply to above ₹50 a kg, as in opposition to ₹20-thirty a pair of weeks ago, in consuming centres as supplies have shrunk from the key creating locations — primarily Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra.
In Kolar, the greatest tomato providing region in the state now, modal selling prices have tripled above the past 1 month.
“Consumers ought to thank their stars that the lodges and restaurants are not working now. Normally, the selling prices would have hit ₹100 a kg currently,” stated Ashok Kaushik, President of Tomato Affiliation, Azadpur Mandi in Delhi.
Horticulture professional SV Hittalamani, who functions with growers in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts of