Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, November 24
Skyrocketing tomato prices across the country have spurred the internet’s imagination.
The retail price of tomatoes has soared past Rs 100 in several cities across the country, primarily pushed up the damage that the heavy rain and flood have caused to the crop in the south of India.
There has been a sharp rise in retail tomato prices in major cities of the south of India due to widespread moderate to heavy rainfalls during the northeast monsoon since the first week of November due to frequent formations of low-pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal, or cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea.
Heavy rainfall in many parts of Andhra, Karnataka, and the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu—where the crop is cultivated in large areas—have been flooded with water. In many parts of Andhra, either the entire crop is lost or more than 80 percent of the cultivated crop is damaged.
As a result, the tomato crop has been damaged causing tight supply situation.
Ideal wedding gift? Pakistanis respond to historic surge in TOMATO prices with memes & satire— The Contrarian 🇮🇳 (@Contrarian_View) November 20, 2019
Bewildered Pakistanis are responding to historic spikes in the price of tomatoes with wistful wit and hungry humor as the fruit fiasco reaches fever pitch https://t.co/0iaupI9Q5X pic.twitter.com/6ivx4pb0Bp
Massive hike in price of #tomatoes, Especially is #southindia . Today tomatoes were being sold for Rs140 per kg in #chennai, Rs120 per kg in several cities of #Kerala. Tomato prices in #delhi touched Rs100 per kg .#Tomato #tomatopricehike pic.twitter.com/TIr8iOm1ZQ— Backchod Indian (@IndianBackchod) November 24, 2021
"Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai" pic.twitter.com/lGsuCkXn6b— Narundar (@NarundarM) November 23, 2021
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