The output nosedived due to multiple factors such as high heat, delayed rainfall and lack of interest among farmers to grow the crop as prices had crashed to ₹3-5 per kg in May. Ashok Ganor, a tomato trader from Azadpur wholesale market in Delhi, said, “Tomato prices have doubled in the last two days. Supply of tomatoes from neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh has reduced. We are now getting tomatoes from Bangalore.”

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