Price of tomato in two neighbouring countriesTomato is very essential in preparation of various food-items in North India and also in Pakistan. Yesterday someone asked me about the price of tomato in Pakistan. So, I did a little bit research on internet and found that in the month of September 2023, 1 kg. of tomato cost Pakistani Rs. 242/- in Lahore and Pakistani Rs. 203/- in Islamabad (after strict price-control in the capital city).
However, the situation has improved a lot in November 2023 (after Pakistan got some loan from IMF and other sources). In November 2023, 1 kg. of tomato cost Rs. 170/- (Pakistani currency) in Karachi.
In this context, I would like to add that today morning I went to the Safal green vegetable selling shop in our locality (South Delhi). I purchased a kilo of fresh red tomato paying Rs. 42/- (needless to say, in Indian currency). Some of my online friends have been feeling sorry hearing this. A Mysuru-based friend and another Nasik-based friend have said that they are getting tomato @ INR 15/- per kilo.
Now, I am feeling very bad! But, I would like to know how much are the villagers paying to get 1 kilo of tomato?