Why have tomatoes suddenly become so expensive?

Why have tomatoes suddenly become so expensive?

Joe C Matthew | July 27,2017

Tomato prices have gone as high as Rs 120 per kg.

It has been reported that tomatoes are being sold at Mother Dairy for Rs 96 per kg, while online grocery platforms like Big Basket and Grofers are offering this key vegetable at nearly Rs 100 per kg. Reports suggest that local vendors are selling tomatoes in the Rs 100-120 per kg. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha are the major tomato growing states. However, supply from states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat has almost dried up, resulting hike in prices.

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