Tomato Trek: Uttarakhand Residents Cross Border to Buy Cheaper Tomatoes in Nepal

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Tomato Trek: Uttarakhand Residents Cross Border to Buy Cheaper Tomatoes in Nepal

The sky-high price of tomatoes in India has driven many people along the India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand to cross over and buy tomatoes there.

In Dharchula and Banbasa, close to the border, tomatoes are selling at Rs 130 to Rs 120 per kg. However, in Nepal, they cost around Rs 100 to Rs 110 Nepali rupees, which is only Rs 62 to Rs 69 in India.

This has led to a surge in cross-border tomato trade, with people from Uttarakhand making the trek to Nepal to buy tomatoes.

The high price of tomatoes in India is due to a number of factors, including a poor monsoon season, which has affected tomato production, and increased demand from restaurants and other businesses.

The Nepal government has been encouraging farmers to grow tomatoes, and as a result, there is a surplus of tomatoes in the country. This has led to lower prices for tomatoes in Nepal, which is benefiting both Nepali farmers and Indian consumers.

The high price of tomatoes is a temporary problem, and it is expected to come down in the coming weeks. However, in the meantime, if you’re looking for a cheaper way to get your tomatoes, consider crossing the border to Nepal.

Tomato trek: As prices rocket, Uttarakhand residents go shopping in Nepal

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