Indian tomatoes flooding Pakistan
New Delhi: Lured by high profits, Indian traders are flooding Pakistan market with tomatoes, affecting domestic supplies and pushing up prices back home, Press Trust of India PTI reported on Friday.
Truck loads of tomatoes sourced from Delhi and Nashik are entering Pakistan through Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar daily, traders said.
This has been happening for over two weeks, they said, adding that the trend is expected to continue for a month.
Rajendra Sharma, a member of Delhi agriculture marketing board, said supply of tomatoes to Pakistan is one of the reasons for continued high retail prices of the vegetable in Delhi at Rs 20-25 a kg.
Uppal & Chug said rush of tomatoes to Pakistan is triggered by relatively high prices there because of damage to the crop due to floods in the key producing Sindh region.