In response to the recent surge in tomato prices, Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit has taken the decision to temporarily halt the consumption of tomatoes at Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the governor.
The governor said that this decision was made in solidarity with the citizens of Punjab, who are facing the impact of rising food prices. He also appealed to people to use alternatives for tomatoes in their cooking.
The decision to take tomato off the menu at Raj Bhavan has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised the governor for his gesture of solidarity, while others have criticized it as being a symbolic gesture that will have little impact on the actual price of tomatoes.
Only time will tell what the long-term impact of this decision will be. However, it is clear that the governor is concerned about the rising cost of living in Punjab and is willing to take steps to address it.
The price of tomatoes in Punjab has doubled in recent weeks, reaching a high of Rs. 100 per kilogram.
The surge in tomato prices is due to a number of factors, including a shortage of the crop due to unseasonal rains and a sharp increase in demand.
The decision to take tomato off the menu at Raj Bhavan is not the only measure that has been taken to address the rising cost of living in Punjab. The state government has also announced a number of other measures, such as a cap on the prices of essential commodities and a subsidy on fuel.