Tomato to be sold at Rs 70 per kg by NCCF and NAFED from tomorrow
New Delhi, July 19, 2023
The Department of Consumer Affairs today directed NCCF and NAFED to sell tomatoes at a retail price of Rs70 per kg from tomorrow in view of the declining trend in tomato prices.
The tomatoes procured by NCCF and NAFED had been retailed initially at Rs90 per kg and then reduced to Rs 80 per kg from July 16. The reduction to Rs 70 per kg will further benefit the consumers.
On the direction of the Department of Consumer Affairs, NCCF and NAFED had commenced the procurement of tomatoes from the Mandis in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra for simultaneous disposal in major consumption centres where retail prices have recorded the maximum increase in the last one month.
The retail sale of tomatoes in Delhi-NCR started on July 14. To date, 391 MT of tomatoes had been procured by the two agencies for sale in major consumption centres of Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, UP and Bihar.