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Tomato prices dip Rs 90, center sells at discounted price

New Delhi: The National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation, NCCF, announces the sale of tomatoes at a discounted price of Rs 90 per kg in various locations across the country. The NCCF and NAFED have ensured that the tomatoes are sold through vans. Rohit Kumar Singh, secretary of the Department of consumer affairs tweets, “Discounted sale of […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: Jul 16, 2023 14:47 IST
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New Delhi: The National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation, NCCF, announces the sale of tomatoes at a discounted price of Rs 90 per kg in various locations across the country. The NCCF and NAFED have ensured that the tomatoes are sold through vans.

Rohit Kumar Singh, secretary of the Department of consumer affairs tweets, “Discounted sale of tomatoes at these locations in Delhi (on Saturday, July 15). Noida locations are being finalised. From (July 15), sale to begin at Lucknow and Kanpur with 15 mobile vans each – from 11 am onwards.”

Location includes 

Delhi-NCR: Faridabad, Gurugram, Ring Road, Greater Kailash Part 1, Shahin Bagh, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dwarka, Mehrauli, Hauz Khas, Mayapuri, Pitampura, Rohini Sector 20, Mayur Vihar, Patparganj, Timarpur, Trilok Puri, Shalimar Bagh, and Nangloi.

Lucknow: Bhootnath Market, Dandaiya Market, Front of Naveen Mandi Sthal Sitapur Road, Jawahar Bhawan, Terhipuliya, Gole Market, Chowk, Vibhuti Kand Gomti Nagar, Kaiser Bagh, Rajajipurram, and Munsi Pulia.

Tomato prices across the country have soared to concerning levels, as reported by the Department of consumer affairs. The average nationwide price of tomatoes stands at ₹117 per kg. In various cities, the prices are as follows: ₹178/kg in Delhi, ₹150/kg in Mumbai, ₹132/kg in Chennai, and ₹100/kg in Ranchi.

The volatility in tomato prices can be attributed to several factors. Traditionally, the period from December to February is the peak harvesting season for tomatoes. However, during July-August and October-November, tomato output tends to be low. This year, the impact has been particularly severe, resulting in scarcity and subsequent price increases.

While tomatoes are grown throughout India, the southern and western regions are the primary contributors to domestic production, accounting for approximately 56%-58% of the total output. These regions supply tomatoes to other markets based on the production seasons. Unfortunately, the monsoon season in July coincides with low production, exacerbating supply chain disruptions and leading to increased transit losses, thereby further driving up prices.

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First published on: Jul 16, 2023 02:47 PM IST

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