Yes, it may shock you as the name “State Bank of Tomato” sound a bit funny. But in a way to protest against the rising tomato price in India Youth Congress leaders has opened a bank called the State Bank of Tomato in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, ANI reported on Wednesday.
As per reports, the bank will operate between 10 am to 5 pm every day and offers lucrative deals which benefit to people who deposit their tomatoes.
The bank also provides facilities like loans and locker and promises a return of 5 times on the initial tomato deposit, as well as providing affordable finance to those who’re too poor to buy tomatoes at the current market rate.
This extraordinary development comes days after Indore wholesalers leery of tomato thieves requested – and got – security cover for their stock.
For the time being, Lucknow residents can obtain interest on deposits at the Congress’ State Bank of Tomato, and take the vegetables out on loan, just like money in an actual bank.