Nagpur/Ludhiana (Maharashtra/Punjab), July 31 (ANI): Vegetable vendors and whole sellers are gloomy as sale of tomatoes has declined amid the steep hike in prices nowadays. The sellers claimed that sale has been almost halved in the past few days. Along with the sellers, buyers are also troubled with the increase in prices of the kitchen essential vegetable. The prices have risen drastically over the past few weeks owing mainly to supply disruption due to poor monsoon. But traders claim the problem has risen due to huge stock being diverted for exports.