Rajahmundry: Tomato prices once again soar to Rs 75 per kg in East Godavari District
Kakinada: On Sunday, the tomato price was Rs 40 in rythu bazar, but Rs 85 at the open market.
Earlier in October, floods and heavy rains led to an increase in vegetable prices due to a lack of transportation.
“Neither the Centre and nor the State governments are working for the welfare of the people,” alleged K Padmaja, another resident of Kakinada. A vegetable trader, Nageswara Rao, said that the prices are determined by the availability of vegetables.
Vegetable prices are once again soaring in the East Godavari district. While tomato prices have touched Rs 85 per kg in the open market, onions are available at Rs 50 per kg at some places. Previously the vegetable prices were low, but a day after prices for the same vegetables was hiked up by at least Rs 5 in rythu bazars.
Prices are decided by the market committee based on stock availability. Essential and edible commodities prices will be affected by the petrol and diesel price fluctuations, he said. Holidays and Diwali influenced the market rate, said R Srinivasa Rao, estate officer, Kakinada Rythu Bazar. Earlier in October, floods and heavy rains led to an increase in vegetable prices due to a lack of transportation. He hoped that the price may decrease as more vegetables come to the market over the next few days.