Everyone is worried about the skyrocketing prices of tomatoes. Tomatoes are available at Rs 100 a kg in the retail market, while at some places their prices have crossed even Rs 250 a kg. In such a situation, a relief news has come for you. Now you can buy tomatoes online sitting at home, that too at a much cheaper price than the market…
Tomatoes so much cheaper than the retail market
After providing cheap pizza-burgers from online food ordering platforms like Swiggy and Zomato, now the government e-commerce platform ONDC has started an initiative to provide cheap tomatoes to the people. Under this, you can buy tomatoes online through ONDC. Funny that for this you have to pay less money too. Where the prices of tomatoes are Rs 100 to Rs 250 per kg in the open market, you can buy tomatoes on ONDC at just Rs 70 per kg.
The CEO of ONDC gave information
ONDC is being described as the UPI of the e-commerce world. This platform has so far lived up to this comparison in many ways. ONDC Managing Director and CEO T Koshy gave an update about tomato on Friday. He said that ONDC is an organization which is socially sensitive. This is the reason that ONDC has taken the initiative of making tomatoes available at a cheaper rate.
ONDC will benefit
According to T Koshy, the sale of tomatoes at discounted rates to people on ONDC platform National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation (NCCF). Tomatoes will be sold by NCCF on ONDC for the next 10-15 days at the rate of Rs 70 per kg. On the one hand, people will get tomatoes cheaply, while ONDC will be able to gain popularity and bring a large number of new customers to its platform. Only Delhiites can buy tomatoes cheaply on ONDC. For this you have to order a day in advance. For example, if you order Tomato on ONDC today, you will get the delivery tomorrow. To prevent hoarding and misuse of cheap availability, a limit has also been imposed on the purchase of tomatoes. A person can order a maximum of 2 kg tomatoes from ONDC.
Offline facility also available
Earlier, central government agencies NAFED and NCCF are providing tomatoes cheaply to the people through mobile vans at many places in Delhi-NCR. For this, stalls are being set up at many places in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad. Earlier, tomatoes were available at the rate of Rs.90 per kg at these stalls. Now there too the price has been reduced to Rs 70 per kg.