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Andhra Pradesh helping Centre procure tomatoes through NAFED

Amaravati,  Amid skyrocketing tomato prices, the Andhra Pradesh government has appointed an official to help the Central government procure the perishable commodity from its market yard auctions through the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), said an official on Wednesday.

The state government has assigned the Joint Director, Kadapa from the Agriculture Marketing Department with NAFED.

“On Tuesday, NAFED officials called up and we have assigned our JD, Kadapa. They will also buy from Madanapalli and supply,” Rahul Pande, Agriculture Marketing Commissioner, told PTI today.PTI