Cost of tomato rises as onion price falls
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 6: The price of onion in the last few days has witnessed a decrease by around INR 5 to 10 per kg in Dimapur markets. Earlier the wholesale price of onion was INR 50 per kg, and sold at INR 70 per kg at retail price in various markets across Dimapur.
On Saturday, the wholesale price of onion in Dimapur was INR 48 per kg, and sold at IINR 60 per kg in the markets.
While speaking to a wholesale dealer of onion and tomato at Supermarket, he said that the price of onion will decrease as the its stock increase in the market.
The retail rates were similar in Kohima and Mokokchung.
While the decrease in onion price brought relief to consumers, another problem arrived with the spiked price of tomato in the market due to various factors, including heavy rain.
Since the past few days, the price of tomato price has seen a surge of almost 40% in Dimapur.
While speaking to a tomato supplier in Dimapur market, he said that the tomato coming from Nasik in Maharashtra will cost around INR 53-55 per kg at wholesale rate, and tomato coming from Arunachal will cost around INR 50 per kg at wholesale rate.
On Saturday, tomatoes in Dimapur were being sold for between INR 70 and INR 80 in retails across markets in Dimapur. In comparison, the cost of tomato in retail price was INR 50 in Dimapur last week.
While in Kohima, the price of tomato had jumped from INR 50 per kg to INR 80-85 on Saturday; and in Mokokchung the price was around INR 65-70 per kg.