The price of tomatoes came down by 50% in the Chennai Koyambedu wholesale vegetable, flower and fruit supermarket. Tomato was sold at Rs, 50/- per kg, A REDUCTION OF 50%!!!
The growth of tomatoes was affected severely by the recent summer rains and as such the quantity of tomatoes arriving at the Chennai Koyambedu wholesale market came down substantially. This led to a steep hike in tomato prices in Chennai over the last few weeks!! Tomato was sold at Rs. 120/-per kg!
The public, who were already under severe hardship due to the rise in the price of various commodities, were further affected by this steep rise in tomato price!!
In this situation, the summer rains stopped and subsequently, a larger quantity of tomatoes arrived at Koyambedu . As such, the price of tomato came down by as much as 50% and tomato is now being sold at Rs. 50/- to Rs. 60/- per kg.
In the retail vegetable shops, tomato is being sold at Rs. 70/- per kg!