After government involvement, the sky-high costs of tomatoes have finally decreased, much to the public’s relief. Tomatoes will be priced by the government at Rs 80 per kilogramme beginning on Sunday, July 15.
Through the National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India (NAFED) and the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NCCF), sales at the new pricing will start in cities including Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Varanasi.
It has been agreed to sell it for Rs 80 per kg starting today, Sunday, July 16th, 2023, following a reevaluation of the scenario from across 500+ places in the country.
Through NAFED and NCCF, sales have begun today at a number of locations in Delhi, NOIDA, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Patna, Muzaffarpur, and Arrah. Depending on the local market conditions in certain cities, it will be extended to new ones starting tomorrow.
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh, tweeted on Saturday, July 15, discounted the sale of tomatoes at these sites in Delhi. Locations in Noida are nearing completion. The sale started on July 15 at 11 am in Kanpur and Lucknow with 15 mobile vans each.
Due to the lean season and heavy rainfall over the previous several weeks, the retail price of tomatoes has increased dramatically and was retailed at Rs 244 per kg on Friday throughout major cities.
Government statistics show that tomatoes sold for an average retail price of Rs. 116.76 per kg in all of India, with a maximum price of Rs 244 per kg and a minimum price of Rs. 40 per kg.
Tomatoes retailed more expensively in metro areas on Thursday, costing Rs 178 per kg in Delhi, Rs 147 per kg in Mumbai, Rs 145 per kg in Kolkata, and Rs 132 per kg in Chennai.
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