Destruction on tomato prices has reached farmers from Maharashtra to Haryana

Tomato wholesale prices in Maharashtra and Haryana are at a low level of almost three years, which is an example of the common volatility that farmers are known for dumping or feeding on cattle.

Farmers at Nashik’s main shopping mall, for their part, said they were losing money and abandoning their produce because it was not enough to cover even the selling price. Hariri and farmers also said they could not repay the costs.

Fresh produce sold at Haryana Toshan Friday 50 by 25 kg per box or approx 2 per kg. Prices, however, have not changed dramatically in cities such as Delhi, where vegetables are sold at retail markets for 20-30 rubles per kilo.

Analysts say that the slippery slope of some vegetables during horticulture is leading to a decline in horticultural income.

Headline inflation, measured by the wholesale index, increased by 11.1% in July 2021, driven by low inflation. However, vegetable prices fell 8.73%, down 0.78% in June, according to official data. Low base score refers to a statistical reading in which a value can be considered high compared to a normal low value in the past.

The current greed, economists say, is linked to agricultural negotiations, which means that farmers will decide what to grow based on last year’s price perception.

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According to the latest official estimates, India is set to harvest the largest vegetable crop at 329 million tons and 329 million tons.

According to the Agricultural Expenditure and Prices Commission, one federal body, one farmer owns the smallest To grow 4 kg of tomatoes on their own soil. The cost of cultivating one kilogram of tomatoes on rented land and labor may increase 8-10.

Delivery agents are telling us that wholesale markets in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai have dropped by 6-8% in the last two days. Prash Kumawat, an official with the Nashik Agricultural Commodity Trading Committee, said this was the immediate reason for the fall.

Niya Singh, a producer at Charki Daddy in Haryana, said the total harvest 10 days ago was 25 kg.

The three most commonly used vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions are prone to seasonal fluctuations. When prices fall, smallholder farmers who are unable to hold on to their produce are severely affected. On the other hand, sudden inflation tends to hit consumers’ household budgets.

Potato production will grow by 10.5% compared to the previous year, with tomato and onion production slightly higher in the 2020-21 cycle. According to official figures, onion production will reach 26.9 million tons in 2020-21, up from 26.09 million tons last year. Tomato production is projected to reach 21 million tons by 2020-2021 compared to 20.55 million tons.

“If the production estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture’s forecasts are correct, such a fall in tomato prices is not expected, but this year may not be good for horticulturalists,” said analyst Ashok. With Comtrade, a commodity trading company.

According to experts, the shortage of gardeners can be costly, and consumers who have enough food processing facilities to keep tomatoes clean can expect prices to fall.


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