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Retail price of tomatoes increase by 40 per cent in Mumbai

Market reports from Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Khar, Andheri, Breach Candy and Navi Mumbai show that retail price of tomato (per kg) has increased to ₹70-80 per kg.

Retail price of tomatoes increase by 40 per cent in Mumbai
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Cases due to coronavirus continue to rise in Maharashtra and this has affected several businesses in the city of Mumbai. Observing this, and with an aim to prevent the spread, the state Government of Maharashtra has once again extended the lockdown till July 31, 2020.

This has eventually impacted vendors who sell vegetables and fruits, as reports state that the prices of these have increased rapidly in the last few days. Market reports from Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Khar, Andheri, Breach Candy and Navi Mumbai show that retail price of tomato (per kg) has increased by nearly 40 per cent.

Two days back, vendors were able to sell tomatoes at ₹50, however, ad of July 2, the price for these has increased to ₹70-80. Wholesalers and vendors are blaming the lockdown for this increase, stating that it has raised several concerns amongst farmers and the locals. Over many months now, farmers have suffered huge losses and this has eventually impacted the business. 

The wholesale price of tomatoes has gone up to ₹45-47, which during the last week was priced at ₹28-30 at the APMC market in Vashi (Navi Mumbai). Further, the retail price of bitter gourd, capsicum, ginger and green peas have also gone up to ₹100.  

Talking about this, a resident of Andheri, Girijesh Tripathi, said that people are upset because of the lockdown, as many are losing their jobs due to companies shutting down, in such situations, an increase in the price of vegetables is definitely going to add to the concerns.

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