Price of tomato increased by Rs 70 per kg, common man will get relief at these government centers
Due to the rising prices of tomato, it has disappeared from the common man’s plate. Due to the rains in the rainy season, its prices are skyrocketing. At the same time, the Consumer Affairs Department of the Food Ministry has further cut the prices of tomatoes.
According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs of Food and Public Distribution, the department has directed NCCF and NAFED to sell tomatoes at a retail price of Rs 70 per kg from July 20, 2023, in view of the declining trend in tomato prices.
Tomatoes procured from NCCF and NAFED were initially retailed at Rs 90 per kg and then reduced to Rs 80 per kg with effect from 16 July 2023. The reduction of Rs 70 per kg will further benefit the consumers.
Let us tell you that the price of tomato has reached Rs 220 per kg in different parts of the country in the last few days. In such a situation, the central government and many state governments are taking these tough steps to provide relief to the general public.
The sale of these cheap tomatoes has started in Delhi NCR, where tomatoes were selling up to Rs 220 per kg in the retail market, while at government centers this price would be up to Rs 70 per kg.
To control tomato prices, the National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF) has started buying tomatoes from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka and selling them cheaply in some states.