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Tomato prices likely to decline in next 15 days

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New Delhi: Tomato prices, which have skyrocketed up to Rs 100/kg, are more likely to decline in next 15 days as supplies from southern and other growing states are expected to improve, said a senior ICAR official.

Retail tomato prices have gone through the roof for more than a month now in most parts of the country and are still ruling high up to 100 per kg, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry.

Tomato prices in metros were ruling at Rs 95/kg in Kolkata, Rs 92/kg in Delhi, Rs 80/kg in Mumbai and Rs 55/kg in Chennai on June 29, as per the ministry data.

The rates in producing centres have also gone up sharply.

Heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and Rajashtan and other growing states have caused some damage to the crop. Even the crop that is harvested has not been able to reach market on time due to transportation woes.

However, the supplies are expected to improve in next 2 weeks.

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