Tomatoes to be sold at Rs 70 per kg in Delhi-NCR this Weekend, says FM Sitharaman

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New Delhi(India), 10/08/23: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated on Thursday that tomatoes will be sold at a discounted rate of Rs 70 per kg in Delhi-NCR this weekend, despite recent price increases.

The Centre has started importing tomatoes from Nepal by lifting import restrictions, said Sitharaman in Lok Sabha.

Sitharaman said, “NCCF to hold sale of tomatoes in Delhi/NCR at a subsidised rate of Rs 70 per kg this weekend.”

She added, “Procuring of tomatoes from tomato growing regions of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and also Karnataka and distribution of these through cooperative societies like NCCF, NAFED are all happening.”

She further added, “Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan – this has already started from July 14 and this will continue. Also, in Delhi, mobile vans are distributing (tomatoes) as outlets of NCCF and NAFED and also the Kendriya Bhandar.”

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