Tomato prices profit some farmers but others lose out
The Times of India Hyderabad|November 28, 2021
In a first, farmers recently got the highest payment of ₹100 for a kg of tomato as opposed to dealers who usually reap the benefits at the expense of farmers whenever the crop suffers a damage.
Sribala Vadlapatla

But, only a few farmers who had the harvest and stocks commanded the price, while the rest have not only lost the crop in the rains but also their investments in raising the crop.

Even the consumers are hit hard as tomato prices are set to remain high for some more days unlike in previous instances when price correction used to take place within a week or so.

Some days ago, tomato price was ₹3,100 a crate which translates to about ₹100 per kg. “In my village, those who had the crop on the field lost the entire harvest,” S Chandrasekhar Reddy, a farmer from Yerpedu in Chittoor district, said.

FARMERS LOST CROPS IN RAINS

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