Tomato prices have been surging steadily over the past few weeks. Prices have been in the range of Rs. 150-200 in many Indian cities due to erratic weather conditions and a shortage in supply. While the government is making efforts to procure tomatoes and regulate prices, the price rise has been pinching the customers' pockets. In a recent interview, actor-entrepreneur Suniel Shetty spoke about the impact of tomato price hike on his kitchen. As per a report by Aaj Tak, Shetty too has been cutting back on his tomato consumption due to the rise in prices.
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"My wife, Mana, only buys vegetables for one or two days, we believe in eating fresh produce. By the prices for tomatoes are skyrocketing these days, and this has affected our kitchen as well. I eat fewer tomatoes these days," he said in Hindi as reported by Aaj Tak. He further said that these are issues that celebrities are assumed not to have, but in fact, they are equally affected. "People might think that since I'm a superstar, these things wouldn't affect me. But that isn't true, we have to deal with such issues as well," added Shetty.
Meanwhile, actor-entrepreneur Suniel Shetty isn't the only one affected by tomato prices. Last week, burger giant McDonald's too shared that they were serving products without tomatoes due to the ongoing price hike. "Despite our best efforts, we are not able to get adequate quantities of tomatoes which pass our world-class stringent quality checks," they wrote in a notice. Click here to read more about this story.
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