Uttar Pradesh minister’s suggestion amid price hike

Tomato price hike: The skyrocketing price of tomatoes in most regions of the country finally has a solution, courtesy of Uttar Pradesh Minister Pratibha Shukla. In her recent statement, the BJP leader advised people to not eat tomatoes now, which will lead the price to inevitably come down. She also suggested people grow tomatoes at home amid the price hike. The prices of tomatoes have seen an unprecedented surge, with one KG costing above Rs 120. 

‘Don’t eat tomatoes’

Uttar Pradesh Minister Pratibha Shukla has suggested people to not eat tomatoes, adding that the price will eventually inevitably come down. She also advised that people can eat lemon instead of tomato. 

“If you stop eating tomatoes, the prices will inevitably come down. And people should grow tomatoes at home. You can also eat lemon instead of tomato. If nobody is eating tomatoes, the prices will come down,” she said. 

Tomato price to go down 

The Minister of State of Consumer Affairs Ashiwni Kumar Choubey has stated that prices of tomato is expected to come down with the increase in the arrival of new crop from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. 

“The National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) are continuously procuring tomato from mandis in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra and making it available at affordable prices in major consuming centres in Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Rajasthan after subsidizing the price to the consumers,” the Minister stated.

“The tomatoes have been disposed initially at retail price of Rs.90/kg which has been reduced to Rs.80/kg from 16.07.2023 and further reduced to Rs.70/kg from 20.07.2023,” the statement added.

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