The Department of agricultural marketing, AP is continuously monitoring the prices of agricultural commodities through CM APP on a daily basis. When the Village Agriculture Assistant reported fall in tomato prices in CM APP, the marketing department intervened and purchased about 24 tons of tomato by participating in bidding/auction from December 21st to 28th.
When the prices stabilized, the intervention was stopped. Again, few villages have reported very low tomato prices. The marketing department will aggressively participate in bidding and purchase of tomatoes from 15th of January. By participating in bidding, there will be competition and prices will increase, as per Sri. P.S. Pradyumna, Commissioner, Marketing Dept. Government of AP.
Source: All India Radio