Vijayawada

Tomato price goes through the roof

A woman purchasing tomatoes at the Swarajya Maidan Rythu Bazaar in Vijayawada on Wednesday. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

A woman purchasing tomatoes at the Swarajya Maidan Rythu Bazaar in Vijayawada on Wednesday. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar  

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The skyrocketingprices of vegetables in Rythu Bazaars as well as in the open market are burning a hole in the pockets of consumers for the past two days.

Tomato, which usually costs around Rs. 10 per kg, was sold at Rs. 59 in Swarajya Maidan Rythu Bazaar on Wednesday, while it was Rs. 90 in the open market owing to the gap between huge demand and supply.

Green chillies are being sold at Rs. 40 in the Bazaar and it is double in the open market.

Consumers at Rythu Bazaars were merely shocked to witness exorbitant prices of the vegetables like brinjal, tomato, ladies fingers, potato and others that are mostly available at low prices unlike onions and carrots. There is also an increase in prices of pulses like dal.

Vendors assert that sameprices may continue for some more days until the supply is increased.

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