New Delhi: Tomato costs are going by way of the roof in a number of areas throughout the nation owing to the rising price of gas and unseasonal rainfall.
Usually in winters tomato costs stay at round Rs 20 a kilo, retail tomato costs have breached Rs 80 per kg in a number of cities this time. Southern states are witnessing value hike resulting from heavy downpours in elements of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
Charges have shot as much as as excessive as Rs120 per kg in just a few southern states due to widespread rains, in accordance with authorities information.
It’s Chennai which is going through the worst scarcity the place the vegetable is promoting for Rs140 a kilo.
In Kerala, tomatoes are being bought for wherever between Rs 90 per kilo to Rs 120 per kilo, whereas clients within the Nationwide Capital Area must shell out wherever between Rs 90 to Rs 108 for a kilo of tomatoes, in accordance with information company PTI.
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Netizens have taken to social media sharing considerations over the steep rise by way of jokes making a dent within the funds of shoppers. In actual fact, meme-makers have gone into overdrive on the micro-blogging web site Twitter, the place hashtag #tomato has been trending excessive since Wednesday.
On-line meals supply platform Zomato additionally joined the meme fest asking folks to not combine up its title with the crimson fruit. In a hilarious tweet, the supply app added a punch to the pattern pointing on the Zomato-tomato jumble saying, “Guys, it’s ‘tomato’ whose costs are rising, please don’t write 1-star critiques for us.”
guys, it’s ‘tomato’ whose costs are rising, please don’t write 1-star critiques for us 😅🙏
— zomato (@zomato) November 24, 2021
One of many customers, who acquired confused initially concerning the value rise stated, “I noticed the costs are rising and have been about to promote Zomato shares however when studying it once more it was Tomato so stopped myself.”
A number of others on Twitter responded to Zomato’s humble ‘plea’ the place it joked asking customers to not write 1-star critiques.
Here is a have a look at different memes trending