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Govt Reduces Subsidised Rate Of Tomatoes To ₹80/kg With Immediate Effect In Delhi-NCR, Other Locations: Consumer Affairs Secy

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In a press release by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, on Sunday July 16, it has been informed that the wholesale prices of tomatoes will decrease from today. According to the press release, after a re-assessment of the situation from across 500 plus points in the country, it has been decided to sell it at ₹80 per kg from Sunday July 16, 2023.

Sales have started today at several points each in Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Patna, Muzaffarpur and Arrah through NAFED and NCCF. It will be expanded to more cities from tomorrow depending upon the prevailing market prices at such locations.

According to the press release, the government of India intervened into the distressing problem of rising tomato prices and has made it possible to sell the fruit at concessional rate of ₹90 per kg, at several locations in the country where the prices were ruling exceptionally high.

On Saturday, tomatoes were being sold at discounted rates in Delhi, Noida, Muzaffarpur, Lucknow and Patna. The Ministry for Consumer Affairs also tweeted a list of locations for the sale of tomatoes at discounted prices for Delhi, Lucknow and Kanpur for Sunday.


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