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Sharp rise in tomato prices after Maharashtra rains hit supplies

Rates double in one month on reduced supply; processors stay away from fresh purchase

Tomato prices soar to 60-70 per kg due to crop damage in producing states
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Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
Tomato prices have doubled in the last one month after supply reduced from Maharashtra, owing to incessant rains across major growing regions.

Maharashtra is one of the largest growers of tomato.

Data compiled by Nashik-based National Horticultural Research & Development Foundation (NHRDF) showed almost 100 per cent increase in tomato model prices in September to Rs 24 a kg from Rs 14.50 a kg in the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, stockists ramped up supply to take advantage of the price rise. Thus, total tomato arrivals jumped to 519 tonnes towards the end of September from 368 tonnes in the beginning of

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 12:15 AM IST

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