Newdelhi:11/10/19:In view of increasing price of tomatoes, government has reviewed their availability and took stock of the rise in prices in some parts of the country including Delhi-NCR region. Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs chaired an inter-ministerial meeting where the representatives of Agriculture Ministry informed that supply has been hit due to incessant rains in Maharashtra and Karnataka and it will normalize in the next ten days.
According to an official release, Safal will sell tomato puree at all its outlets in Delhi at 25 rupees per 200-gram pack to mitigate the tomato shortfall. Another larger pack of 825 grams worth 85 rupees will also be made available. The sales will begin from today at all booths. Tomato producing states will be requested to facilitate augmenting the supply to regions which are in short supply to improve availability and moderate prices. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have been regularly advised to interact with traders and transporters to ensure regular supply.