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Gandhi market: Post three-day strike, tomato price shoots up to Rs 100/kg

The three-day-long protest organized by the tomato traders and loaders in Gandhi market came to an end on Wednesday, the 12th of October. Still, the market's customers bore the brunt of the impacts as price of the vegetables shot up to Rs 100 per kg. Prior to the protest, the price stood at Rs 30 per kg. With the protest coming to an end, the traders expressed hope over the price coming down.

The loaders went on a strike following disagreements with tomato shop owners over wage revision. With the intervention of police and district authorities, the issue was resolved on Wednesday night.

One trader said: "We raised the price of tomatoes because we were not able to place orders at the markets in Andhra Pradesh. The price will come down in the coming days." Siva Kumar, a trade union leader: "The situation was avoidable. The traders failed to comply with our demands, and police had to intervene."

[ Rs 100 = €1.20 ]


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