tomato: Rain havoc: Tomato price shoots up in Madurai, Trichy | Madurai News

MADURAI/TRICHY: Tomato price has began rising with the onset of rain and is bought at Rs 60 a kilogram in the retail market in Madurai, a very good Rs 20 greater than the wholesale price. Supplies have dropped by half and the price is predicted to rise additional.
In Trichy, the price had shot up to Rs 50 a kilogram in the retail market in the previous week however it had began lowering and was promoting at Rs 25 a kilogram in wholesale market and Rs 30 in retail shops.

Madurai central vegetable market at Mattuthavani receives about 100 tonnes of tomatoes throughout peak season. President of the market’s wholesale merchants affiliation P S Murugan mentioned they have been receiving lower than 40 tonnes now.
Tomato is one vegetable that’s hardly ever affected by gas costs, however when it rains the crop will get broken simply and the availability drops, he mentioned. Madurai markets get tomatoes from Dindigul, Theni and likewise Karnataka the place the crop has been hit.
“Unlike the native ones, the hybrid tomatoes are starting to spoil fast, so you cannot store them for long,” said K Lakshmi of Vilangudi. In August, we threw a large quantity of tomatoes in the garbage dumps because we were not able to get a good price. But today, the price is good, but there is no production, said Senthil P, a farmer in Dindigul district.
Tomatoes are cultivated in Aranmanai Pudur, Karuvelannayakkanpatti, Nagalapuram and other places in Dindigul district, many parts of Theni and also in Madurai. Most of the crops yield about 96 tonnes a hectare in about 140 days in ideal conditions.


, 2021-10-22 08:50:56

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