The Centre will sell tomatoes at ₹ 80 per kg from Sunday, as against ₹ 90 per kg earlier, to provide relief to people from high prices of the key kitchen item in retail markets.

On Friday, the Centre started to sell tomatoes at a discounted rate of ₹ 90 per kg in Delhi-NCR through mobile vans. More cities were added on Saturday.

“There has been a decrease in the wholesale prices of tomatoes due to the intervention of the government to sell it at a concessional rate of ₹ 90 per kg, at several locations in the country where the prices were ruling exceptionally high,” an official statement said.

“After a re-assessment of the situation from across 500 plus points in the country, it has been decided to sell it at ₹ 80 per kg from today Sunday July 16th, 2023,” it added.

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