Bhubaneswar, May 4: Possible Cyclone Asani has hit the market today. Denizens shop household goods, essentials anticipating scarcity of home needs.
At the same time, the pre-weathercast on the Asani has affected the vegetable market. Price of Tomato has been hiked to Rs 70 per kilo.
Sources said, Tomato was sold at Rs 20 per kilogram before a week. Whereas, it’s price has been tripled today. Almost everywhere across the state, it is fetched at Rs 60-70 a kilogram today.
Responding to the consumers, petty traders clarify that, they are purchase tomato with Rs 40-45 a kill for the last three days. However, the consumers purchase it as it is one of the basic requirements for the Indian kitchen and typical Odisha dishes.
Being informed regarding the skyrocketing price of tomato in No.1 market in Bhubaneswar, Food Supply and Consumer Affairs Miniser, Ranendra Pratap Swain has appealed the consumers not to be panic in view of the Asani. He has urged people not to beef up aggressive marketing out of panic. At the same time, he has warned stern action against the illegal vendors if they take opportunity of the Asali scare.