Tomatoes are being sold in Navi Mumbai between Rs. 20 to Rs. 40 in the wholesale market, and between Rs. 80 to Rs. 120 in the retail market.
Navi Mumbai: There has been a huge spike in the price of tomatoes in Navi Mumbai in the last two weeks. A dip in the supply of tomatoes by major suppliers in Maharashtra is said to be the main cause for the increased prices.
This comes after the recent overwhelming increase in the price of vegetable in Navi Mumbai.
The regular produce and supply of vegetables, especially tomatoes, has been adversely affected during the month of September, due to incessant rains.
If readers recall, the onion and vegeables prices had skyrocketed in Navi Mumbai during the month of September last year too.
Traders at the Vashi Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) and Panvel APMC inform that there has been a 40% drop in the supply of tomatoes in Navi Mumbai since September.
It is but obvious that the shortage in supply of Tomatoes is bound to increase the prices.
So while tomatoes are being retailed between Rs. 80 and Rs.120 in Vashi and its neighbouring nodes, Kharghar and its surrounding nodes are seeing a price between Rs. 70 and Rs. 80.
However, many traders fear that the price may increase further as the festive season is just around the corner and it will take at least two weeks for facilitating adequate supply of tomatoes from other states.
As for now, Navi Mumbai residents will have to pay more for tomatoes for another two weeks or even more.
Last Updated on October 20, 2021 by lp@admin