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Prices of tomatoes have exceeded 50 rupees per kilogram in most parts of the country. The high prices added to the problems of the general public. However, in this environment, farmers reap enormous benefits.

How farmers benefit: In fact, due to the high demand, traders camp in Karnal, Kurukshetra and Yamunanagar districts of Haryana. These are areas where there is a large crop of tomatoes. This is why merchants buy directly by reaching out to farmers. Farmers get many benefits from this. For example, there are savings on transportation expenses, while there is a direct deal with merchants. So far the farmers have had to transport their produce to big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Jaipur.

How much profit: The farmers get the cost of 25 kg carton from Rs 750 to Rs 800. This is nearly triple last year’s price from Rs 150 to Rs 200. It’s a good year for farmers after waiting nearly three years.

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Expected benefits up to Rs 2 lakh: Ajay Kumar, a farmer from Ladwa in Kurukshetra district, which has three acres of tomato land, said that if the price and demand remain the same over the next few months, the farmers are likely to make a profit of over Rs 2 lakh per acre.

Nassib Singh, who has rented four acres to grow tomatoes, said that for the past two years we haven’t even been able to cover the cost of the inputs. We had to take the product to Delhi as there were no buyers in our area. This year he will be able to make up for the losses incurred in the past two years.

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Madan Pal, a businessman from Yamunanagar said that there is good demand for tomatoes. He said traders are taking tomatoes from Haryana to various cities in the country including Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Dehradun, except for Mandi Delhi. However, farmers also complain about poor harvests. Production was affected by the scorching heat.

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