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Tomatoes will be available at Rs 70 per kg in UP

New Delhi/ There is good news for the people of Uttar Pradesh. Cooperative organization NCCF will soon sell tomatoes at a cheaper rate in UP. A top official of cooperative body NCCF said on Friday that around 10 tonnes of tomatoes imported from Nepal are on the way which will be sold in UP at a subsidized rate of Rs 70 per kg.
The National Cooperative Consumer Federation Limited (NCCF) is selling tomatoes at subsidized rates from July 11 on behalf of the central government to increase domestic availability and control prices. Till date, NCCF has sold 9,38,862 kg of tomatoes in Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

NCCF Managing Director Anees Joseph Chandra told that this import is being done by traders. Around 10 tonnes of tomatoes are in transit. NCCF will sell imported tomatoes in Uttar Pradesh at a subsidized rate during this weekend. Imports will be regulated based on local availability and price fluctuations, he said.

This is the first time that India is importing tomatoes owing to high retail prices. Tomato prices on Friday touched Rs 242 per kg amid supply disruption due to heavy rains.

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