Tomato prices have soared in major markets across the country with unfavourable weather, especially the heat wave, impacting the crop in key growing areas, causing a supply shortage. On Wednesday, the all-India average wholesale price of tomato was Rs 35.08 per kg, up 76% over that in April and 186% over the year.
The maximum retail price was recorded at Pathanamthitta in Kerala, where tomatoes were sold at Rs 100 per kg. In Karnataka, prices were around Rs 70-80 per kg, up around 275% over the previous month, the data showed. In Mumbai, tomatoes were sold at Rs 65 per kg, up 116%, while in Kolkata the commodity was sold at Rs 83 per kg, up 277% over that in April. In Chennai, prices were hovering at Rs 77 per kg, up 285%. Only Delhi saw a modest price increase of 10%, reports Informist.