GulfHindi English Desk: The National Consumer Cooperative Federation (NCCF) has announced the sale of tomatoes at a discounted rate of INR 90 per kilogram in Delhi-NCR to help consumers cope with the rising prices. The retail price of tomatoes has reached up to INR 224 per kilogram in different parts of the country, causing inconvenience to consumers. In response to the high price hike, the central government has instructed cooperative organizations to sell tomatoes. NCCF has stated that they will start selling tomatoes at their office in Rajnigandha Chowk, Noida, and expand the sales to Greater Noida and other locations. To reach more areas, the number of mobile vans will be increased from Saturday. NCCF is also discussing the sale of tomatoes at affordable prices through its retail stores in the national capital. The first truckload of tomatoes from the major production center in Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh, is expected to arrive tonight. According to government data, the average retail price of tomatoes nationwide on Thursday was INR 114.72 per kilogram, with a maximum price of INR 224 per kilogram and a minimum price of INR 40 per kilogram. In major cities, the price of tomatoes on Thursday was INR 168 per kilogram in Delhi, INR 160 per kilogram in Mumbai, INR 143 per kilogram in Kolkata, and INR 132 per kilogram in Chennai. The prices of tomatoes usually increase during the periods of July-August and October-November, which are months with lower production. The disruption in supply due to the monsoon has also led to a sharp increase in prices.
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👉The National Cooperative Consumer Federation (NCCF) has announced the start of tomato sales in Delhi-NCR at a subsidized rate of Rs 90 per kilogram.
👉Tomato prices have reached up to Rs 224 per kilogram in different parts of the country, causing difficulties for consumers.
👉Cooperative organizations have been directed by the central government to sell tomatoes.
👉NCCF will start tomato sales from its office in Rajnigandha Chowk, Noida, and expand to Greater Noida and other locations.
👉To reach more locations, the number of mobile vans will be increased.
👉NCCF is also in talks with Mother Dairy in the national capital to sell tomatoes at subsidized rates through its retail stores.
👉The first truckload of tomatoes from Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, is expected to arrive at night.
👉NCCF will also start tomato sales at discounted rates in other cities in the next 2-3 days.
👉The average retail price of tomatoes in Delhi was Rs 168 per kilogram, followed by Rs 160 in Mumbai, Rs 143 in Kolkata, and Rs 132 in Chennai.
👉Tomato prices usually increase during the months of July-August and October-November, which are typically low production months.
👉The disruption in supply due to the monsoon has also led to a rapid increase in prices.
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