If you open a tomato ground at the Coimbatore market, a kilo of tomatoes will cost Rs. The Merchants Association has assured the High Court that 40 to 50 are ready to be sold to the public.
The Periyar Periyar Tomato Wholesalers’ Association (AITWA) has filed a case in the Chennai High Court last August seeking reopening of the Coimbatore Tomato Ground, which was closed due to corona spread.
In the case, which came up for hearing today before a bench headed by Justice Suresh Kumar, the traders ‘association said,’ Tomatoes from outside are rotting in the truck as there is no place to put them. Therefore, we demand that the Tomato Ground in Coimbatore Market be opened.
If you open a tomato ground at the Coimbatore market, a kilo of tomatoes will cost Rs. We are ready to sell 40 to 50 to the public. Tomato prices are on the rise now due to lack of supply of tomatoes.
If the Coimbatore Tomato Ground is opened in this scenario, tomatoes will come from Jaipur, Udaipur, Nagpur and Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It has been said that the price of tomatoes here will go down. Following this, the judge adjourned the case till tomorrow.