Too scorching to deal with: Tomato turns dearer, sells at Rs130 a kg in Andhra

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Too scorching to deal with: Tomato turns dearer, sells at Rs130 a kg in Andhra



Chittoor: Tomatoes are being offered for Rs 130 per kg in Vizag, Vijayawada, and different cities of Andhra Pradesh.Merchants predict that the tomato costs will contact Rs 150 per kg as heavy rains have prompted large injury to the standing crops in Chittoor, Kurnool, Kadapa, and Anantapur of the Rayalaseema area of Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Karnataka.Tomato costs have been hovering between July and September for the previous few years. Costs have tripled within the final three months. This 12 months, the costs of tomatoes shoot as much as Rs 100 in November second week because of the demand and provide hole. Crop injury is prone to have an effect on the costs as effectively.Andhra Pradesh has emerged as the highest state within the manufacturing of tomatoes. Manufacturing within the state has touched 26.67 lakh Metric Tonnes. Round 58,199 hectares of land are underneath tomato cultivation. The typical productiveness of tomatoes is 36 to 40 Metric Tonnes per hectare.The principle tomato-producing districts are Chittoor, Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Prakasham, East Godavari, and Vizianagaram. The world underneath tomato cultivation within the Chittoor district is round 28,000 hectares and the manufacturing is over 12 lakh tones.Anantapur district produces over 10 lakh tonnes of tomatoes and the world underneath cultivation is over 19,000 hectares.The rains broken the crops within the Rayalaseema area.Andhra Pradesh contributes over 20 % of the entire tomato manufacturing within the nation adopted by Madhya Pradesh (12 %) and Karnataka (10 %).Farmers in eight districts develop tomatoes within the state. Chittoor and Anantapur prime in tomato manufacturing within the state.Officers of the Horticulture division mentioned that Madanapalle in Chittoor district within the state is the most important tomato market adopted by Pimpalgaon in Maharashtra’s Nashik.Chittoor district is the most important producer of tomatoes within the nation. It homes Asia’s largest tomato market. The yard within the Madanapalle division can maintain 800 tonnes of tomatoes per day.The manufacturing reaches its peak by October-November yearly and the typical yield is 16 to 18 MTs per acre.Paradoxically, Madanapalle market yard has been receiving solely 300 tonnes of tomato. Of which solely 100 tonnes is high quality tomato. Wholesale merchants are supplying the tomato to chose cities within the state. They mentioned folks possibly not be able to buy the tomato because of the excessive costs.A senior officer with Horticulture Division mentioned heavy rains within the Rayalaseema area destroyed the standing tomato crops. Costs of tomatoes will additional enhance to over Rs150 per kg within the coming days.”It appears costs of the tomato will stabilize solely after January. Tomato is sown largely in between February and April. The crop is harvested in summer time. The unplanned cultivation of tomatoes is likely one of the causes for prime and low costs of greens,” he added.



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