sudhanshu pandey: Tomato costs to stabilise in southern states in two weeks: Meals Secretary


Union Meals Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey on Thursday mentioned retail tomato costs ought to stablise within the subsequent two weeks in southern states, the place the charges have elevated sharply attributable to crop injury owing to native rains. As per the info maintained by the buyer affairs ministry, retail tomato costs are ruling between Rs 50 and 106 per kg in a number of areas. The identical scenario prevails in Maharasthra as effectively.

Barring Delhi, the place tomato is being offered at Rs 40 per kg, retail costs in different metro cities had been ruling excessive on June 2. Tomato was offered at Rs 77 per kg in Mumbai and Kolkata, and at Rs 60 per kg in Chennai on Thursday, the info confirmed.

“In Delhi, tomato costs are secure. In southern India, costs have risen due to the injury to the crop attributable to native rains,” Pandey instructed reporters.

Precise manufacturing and arrivals are extra. There isn’t any drawback on the manufacturing aspect, he mentioned, including that the federal government has mentioned this matter with states.

“It (costs) ought to stablise within the subsequent two weeks,” he added.

The secretary additionally talked about that even onion manufacturing and procurement is forward of the final yr’s schedule.

“We’ve already procured 52,000 tonne so removed from the rabi season which is way over the final yr’s 30,000 tonne,” he mentioned. PTI LUX SHW SHW

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