Tomato price crashed in Hosur and Krishnagiri region following over supply to the markets.
Royakottai mandi near Hosur is known as the major Tomato market in Tamil Nadu. Tomato loads are sent to various places of Tamil Nadu and Kerala from Royakottai market.
The farmers in the villages like Dinnakazhani, Malaisandhu, Bellampalli, Baleguri, Madhepatti, Udhanapalli, Kelamangalam, Denkanikotta, Soolagiri and Agaram are completely involved in tomato cultivation.
The price of tomato that stood at Rs 20 a kg a month ago now crashed to below Rs 7 per kg level. Following this, the farmers are not showing interest in harvesting the fruits as they will not even fetch the transport price. In many farms, tomatoes are rotting as they are not plucked ontime.