Rattled by High Tomato Prices, Centre Asks Mother Dairy to Sell Tomato Puree Instead

New Delhi: To yield service to consumers from rising tomato prices, a Centre on Thursday destined state-run Mother Dairy to sell tomato puree from Friday by a 400 peculiar Safal outlets in a inhabitant capital.

The preference was taken during an inter-ministerial meeting, headed by Consumer Affairs Secretary Avinash K Srivastava, that reviewed a cost and supply conditions of tomato, a rarely perishable vegetable.

Tomato prices have shot adult to Rs 80 per kg in sell markets in Delhi and a inhabitant collateral segment (NCR) due to supply intrusion overdue to complicated rains in producing states like Maharasthra, Karnataka and Telangana.

The private trade information showed tomato cost statute in a operation of Rs 60-80 per kg in Delhi depending on a peculiarity and locality, while a supervision information showed rates of a perishable unfeeling during around Rs 60 per kg.

“To lessen a shortfall in accessibility of tomatoes in Delhi, Safal has concluded to yield tomato puree from all a outlets in Delhi,” an central matter said.

Tomato puree will be sole during Rs 25 for 200 gram container (equivalent to 800 grams of uninformed tomato) and during Rs 85 for 825 gram container (equivalent to 2.5 kilos of uninformed tomato), it said.

“The bonds have already been changed to all a outlets and a sales will start from tomorrow (11th October, 2019) onwards during all booths,” a matter added.

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