After petrol and diesel, the common tomato has now broken the 100-rupee barrier. The retail price of a staple unit of 1 kg crossed this line in Pali Market Bandra, Matunga, Mulund, and Byculla as well as in online stores.
Elsewhere in Khar, Andheri Lokhandwala, and Mahalaxmi, the rate swung between Rs 80 for the small yellow variety. Vendors claimed there was a shortage of crops resulting from multiple factors.
APMC director Shankar Pingale: "The local harvest of tomatoes from Satara and Narayangaon is being purchased by traders across the country, leading to a shortfall here. The wholesale rate in APMC Vashi is Rs 50-65 per kg and is likely to remain so for another fortnight." This implies that retail rates will also stay Rs 80-100 until June 6.
[ Rs100 = €1.20 ]