Curious as it sounds, people say they can’t be blamed for thinking that tomatoes are more profitable than bringing dry fruits as the price in India has gone up to Rs 300 per kg.
‘My sister is coming to India from Dubai for her children’s summer vacation and she asked my mother if she wanted anything from Dubai. Mother said bring 10 kg tomatoes. So now she packed 10 kg of tomatoes in boxes and brought them in a suitcase’ – this was the note of the migrant woman’s sister on Twitter. This interesting incident went viral on social media. With this, many people started asking questions about customs rules, packing methods and usage.
Currently, the tweet has been viewed by more than 52,000 people. It was news in the media too. The media reported that tomatoes are widely used in Indian traditional cuisine, especially curries, and that tomatoes are a staple food in Indian households. With the increase in the price, the media quoted a young woman named Bushra, who is now a resident of Dubai in Maharashtra, who says that her mother is using tomato paste instead of tomatoes in her curries.
Many people have raised doubts whether it is legal to import tomatoes in excess from here. It is pointed out that there is no problem as the conditions are not precisely defined, although subject to conditions. Plants and their products, like fruits and seeds, are classified as controlled goods and are subject to certain conditions, the Indian Embassy in the UAE said in a guideline issued earlier.