Rains and subsequent floods in neighbouring states in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have led to massive crop damage which has risen tomato and other vegetable prices in Hyderabad.
Telangana: Vegetable prices are sky-rocketing in Hyderabad for the past few days. The state in witnessing brunt of heavy rainfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. A kilogram of tomato is costing more than Rs. 100 in Hyderabad city.
“Prices have increased quite a lot and due to rainfall, all the vegetables are not even coming to the markets. Tomatoes are now at Rs. 120 per kilogram, it’s affecting everything,” customer Deepak said.
Rains and subsequent floods in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have led to massive crop damage. Lean supply and high demand is further pushing price of vegetables further.
Also, rise in fuel and transportation charges are also contributing to price rise of vegetables in Hyderabad.
Telangana is not a major producer of tomatoes and therefore, they are imported from Andhra Pradesh.
Prices for other vegetable including potatoes, onions, leafy vegetables have also shot up.
Not just consumers, small vendors are also facing the ill-effects of price rise. They are unable to sell whatever little vegetables are arriving in the market.
Not just Hyderabad, but several other cities are paying almost Rs. 100 for tomato.
first published:Nov. 23, 2021, 5:48 p.m.