New Delhi: Tomato prices in most retail markets across the country have doubled to Rs 80 per kg in last 15 days due to sluggish supply owing to crop damage.

Earlier this month, prices of tomato – a key kitchen vegetable – were ruling in the range of Rs 20-40 per kg, as per data maintained by the Consumer Affairs Ministry.

Among metros, Chennai recorded the highest price at Rs 80 per kg compared with Rs 44 per kg on June 1. In Mumbai, rates have risen to Rs 58 per kg from 38 per kg.  “Tomato prices have increased in last 15 days in Delhi. There is no sufficient supply as the crop got damaged in Haryana and Punjab because of unseasonal rains,” Azadpur Tomato Merchants Association President Ashok Kaushik said.

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