Tomato prices in stores have risen to '100/kg.

Tomato prices in Madurai increased to Rs 60-70 a kilogram in the wholesale market and up to Rs 100 in retail stores . The recent summer rain that slammed tomatoes slammed tomatoes, said traders .

Madurai: On Saturday, tomato prices in Madurai increased to Rs 60-70 a kilogram in the wholesale market and up to Rs 100 in retail stores.The rise in prices was attributed to the recent summer rain that slammed tomatoes.P.S.Murugan, president of the Madurai Central Vegetable Market Wholesale traders association, said that whenever it rained, tomato production fell, resulting in an increase in prices.

In the Madurai district, tomatoes are sourced mainly from Dindigul and Theni, as well as other provinces.For good quality tomatoes from our vegetable store, I had to pay Rs 100 a kilo.If the prices remain high, it would be difficult, A Rajeshwari, a resident of Kamarajar Salai, says.V Perumal, a wholesale vegetable retailist, said that they can do nothing about the rise in price.

Customers also demand high-quality vegetables and are very picky about it, so we must fulfill their needs, he said.Local suppliers are now wary of the amount of vegetables they buy each day.Tomatoes are perishable, and customers are now more likely to buy in smaller amounts than usual.We have to be cautious, said L Sundari, a vegetable vendor near Kamarajar Salai.