Central govt begins sale of tomatoes at discounted rate of 90 rupees per kg in Delhi-NCR

Tomatoes Price Delhi: The Centre has begun selling tomatoes at a discounted rate of 90 rupees per kilogram at different locations in Delhi and its adjoining areas including Gurugram, Faridabad and Noida. It is being sold at a discounted rate through National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF). The sale of tomatoes at discounted rates in Lucknow and Kanpur with 15 mobile vans each, has also begun from today.
The Centre had directed for immediate procurement of tomatoes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra for distribution in major consumption centres to check increasing retail prices. The Department of Consumer Affairs has asked National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation and NCCF to immediately procure Tomatoes from Mandis in three states for simultaneous distribution in major consumption centres where retail prices have recorded a maximum increase in the last month.

The Consumer Affairs Ministry added that the cycle of planting and harvesting seasons and variation across regions are primarily responsible for price seasonality in tomatoes. It said, apart from the normal price seasonality, temporary supply chain disruptions and crop damage due to adverse weather conditions and other factors often lead to sudden spikes in prices.

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