Seems like there is some relief
for the residents of Delhi-NCR. The cost of tomatoes is expected to decrease
due to the government's plan to regulate prices.
In an effort to decrease the high prices
of tomatoes, the Department of Consumer
Affairs has instructed National
Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and National Cooperative
Consumers Federation(NCCF) to purchase tomatoes from Mandis in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,
A press release revealed,” The stocks of tomato will be distributed through retail outlets at discounted prices to the consumers in Delhi-NCR region by Friday, this week."
According to the press release,
the target areas will be regions where retail prices have witnessed the highest
surge within the past month. The selection of distribution centres has been
based on the absolute increase in retail prices over the past month,
specifically, the ones where the current prices exceed the national average.
The past few days have become witness to the sharp increase in tomato prices nationwide, leading to a huge impact on consumers' household budgets. These price surges are the result of temporary disruptions in the supply chain and crop damage due to adverse weather conditions. Such factors often contribute to sudden spikes in tomato prices.
The markets in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh primarily rely on
tomato supplies from Maharashtra, particularly from regions such as Satara,
Narayangaon, and Nashik.
This supply chain is expected to
continue until the end of the current month.
The major sources of tomato
arrivals in Delhi-NCR are Himachal Pradesh as well as Kolar in Karnataka. It is
expected that new crop arrivals from the Nashik district will come soon, which
will contribute to the supply of tomatoes.
Furthermore, additional supplies
from the Narayangaon and Aurangabad regions might be available in August,
further boosting tomato availability. Additionally, arrivals from Madhya
Pradesh are expected to start, which is expected to result in a decrease in
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