Indore: With tomato prices skyrocketing, sellers deploy armed guards to protect stock
The upward movement in prices had led to thefts, leading to tensions amongst sellers. Photograph: (ANI)
With the price of the tomato skyrocketing, news agency ANI reports, vendors in Indore's wholesale market have hired armed guards to safeguard the fruit.
ANI reported that the upward movement in prices had led to thefts, leading to tension amongst sellers.
Which is why they had hired the armed security guards.
ANI added that thefts have been reported from elsewhere too.
It said approximately 300 kilograms of tomatoes were stolen from the vegetable market in Mumbai's Dahisar earlier this week.
The tomatoes were worth Rs 70,000.
Tomato prices have gone up in recent weeks because of crop damage in tomato-producing states.
Tomatoes, in various parts of the country, are selling for Rs 100-120 a kilogram.