India - Tomato prices have shot past Rs. 100/kg. Here's why
(MENAFN- NewsBytes) Prices of tomatoes have hit the roof across the country. The crop is being sold for more than Rs. 100 per kg in several southern states and cities. The Opposition has launched an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP )-led central government over the price rise. Here are more details on this.
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The dramatic rise in tomato prices will put a dent in budgets of households. It also marks the latest instance of price rise after massive hikes in the prices of auto fuels like petrol and diesel. The price rise will also lead to financial burden on farmers and vendors. Prices of other vegetables like okra are also on the rise.
Details Rs. 160 per kg in Chennai
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