Tomatoes at Rs 40 per kg from 20 August

NCCF and NAFED told to sell at discounted prices

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The department of consumer affairs has directed the National Cooperative Consumers‘ Federation of India Limited (NCCF) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) to sell tomatoes at retail price of Rs 40 per kg from 20 August, 2023 in view of the continued decline in tomato prices in the wholesale and retail markets.

The retail sale of tomatoes in Delhi-NCR had started from 14th July, 2023. To date, over 15 lakh kgs of tomatoes had been procured by the two agencies, which are being continuously sent to retail consumers in major consumption centers in the country. 

These locations includes Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan (Jaipur, Kota), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj) and Bihar (Patna, Muzaffarpur, Arrah, Buxar).

The retail price of tomatoes procured by NCCF and NAFED was initially fixed at Rs 90 per kg, which had been successively reduced in line with the decline in prices. 

On the direction of the department of consumer affairs, NCCF and NAFED had commenced the procurement of tomato from markets in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra for simultaneous disposal in major consumption centers where retails prices had recorded maximum increase.

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