Tomato Prices Skyrocket To As High As Rs 180/Kg

2023 • 18min • News • Politics


Published On: July 06, 2023 - Tomato prices have witnessed a significant surge across India, and it is crucial to assess the current price situation. This surge in prices can be attributed to two main factors: unseasonal rains and the presence of two viruses known as 'leaf curl virus' and 'cucumber virus'. The adverse impact of unseasonal rains on tomato cultivation has led to reduced supply, thus affecting prices. Additionally, the presence of these viruses has resulted in yield losses and quality issues, further contributing to the increase in tomato prices. These combined factors have created a challenging market situation, affecting consumers and farmers alike.