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Food & Civil Supplies Minister reviews retail prices situation of tomatoes, onions

Food & Civil Supplies Minister reviews retail prices situation of tomatoes, onions

NEW DELHI : Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Imran Hussain has reviewed the situation of retail prices of tomatoes and onions in Delhi with the Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies, senior officers of Food and Civil Supplies Department, APMC and Mother Dairy/Safal.

During the meeting, officers of APMC and Mother Dairy informed that the retail prices of tomatoes have started showing downward trend. The supplies of tomato have increased from Himachal Pradesh.

Supplies from southern states have also commenced and tomato supplies from Nasik, Maharashtra are expected to start from mid-August, 2019. The Minister was informed that these supplies will further help in reduction in retail prices of tomatoes in Delhi.

The retail prices of onions and pulses were also reviewed. The agencies informed that retail prices of these commodities are under check and no abnormal rise in their retail prices is expected in the near future.

Hussain also directed the various agencies to take effective action against any hoarding activity. The Minister directed Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies to convene weekly meetings with stakeholder departments/agencies to ensure that prices of tomatoes, onions, pulses and other commodities are stable and under control.

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