KURNOOL: Tomato costs have crashed to simply Rs 1 per kilogram at Pathikonda market, the biggest marketplace for tomato in Andhra Pradesh after Madanapalle in Chittoor district.
Many of the brokers had been coming into out-of-market settlements in previous couple of days by providing simply Rs 2–three per kg to farmers. This was although Rythu Bazar costs per kg was Rs. 15 and above per kg.
The value commanded by tomato on the farm stage on Sunday was, nonetheless, simply Re 1 and even much less.
Whereas that is so, Pathikonda advertising and marketing ADM Satyanarayna Chowdary maintained that at current high quality tomato was promoting at Rs 5 to Rs 7 per kg in Pathikonda market yard. He acknowledged that although the mannequin worth is Rs three to Rs four per kg, the minimal charge supplied within the yard was Re 1 on Sunday.
A farmer stated although the speed is just Re 1 per kg, what they’re really getting is under 50 paisa per kg after deduction of transport bills and market yard fee.
The Pathikonda advertising and marketing ADM stated practically 18 tonnes of tomatoes have arrived on the Pathikonda market yard on Sunday. Different markets like Alur, Aspari and Yemmiganur acquired solely 2–three tonnes of tomato, he acknowledged. The standard of tomatoes has been affected primarily as a consequence of premature rains prior to now month, stated a market official.