'Tomato, peas prices will come down to Rs 35/kg by mid-Dec'

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New Delhi, Nov 24: Prices of tomato and peas have eased in the national capital and are likely to come down to Rs 30-35 per kg level by mid-December on arrival of new crops, Mother Dairy said on Tuesday.

The rates of peas, which were ruling at Rs 139 per kg last week, have come down to Rs 79 per kg at Mother Dairy's Safal stores.


Similarly, tomato prices have also declined to Rs 48-50 per kg from Rs 60 per kg last week.

"The prices of both peas and tomato have started easing and are expected to come down to Rs 30-35 per kg by mid-December at Azadpur mandi in the national capital as new crop will start entering the market," Mother Dairy Safal Retail Business Head B Jagdish Rao told PTI.

While prices were high as there was delay in arrival of peas from Punjab, the availability of tomato was also affected after delayed arrival from Karnataka and other southern states due to rains there, he said.

Yesterday, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said that there is no decline in tomato output and the shooting up of the prices to over Rs 60 a kg is due to disruption in supplies from rain-hit South India.

Mother Dairy has 380 retail outlets in Delhi-NCR and about 20 stores in Bangalore.


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