As many as 44 per cent of the respondents in a survey said they paid at least Rs 60 for a kg of tomatoes in their latest buy.
The period considered is from November 18 to 28. The survey by Local Circles showed that most households in large or tier 1 cities paid Rs 100 a kg for the vegetable, while it was on average Rs 70 a kg in tier 2 and 3 cities. Households in smaller towns and rural locations paid between Rs 50 and 60 for a kg.
The average retail price paid by most households increased by 25 per cent in two months and 50 per cent in a year.
On the mode of purchase, the survey found as many as 34 per cent of households buy tomatoes and other vegetables from organised retail or online through an app. The survey received more than 19,000 responses from citizens across 303 districts, of which 41 per cent were from tier 1, 33 from tier 2, and 26 from tier 3, 4 and rural districts.
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