Now, farmers can sell produce daily at vegetable market

Earlier, they were allowed to sell their produce twice a week

Now, farmers can sell produce daily at vegetable market

A person buys vegetables from a vendor in Amritsar. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 28

The district administration has increased the timings of the vegetable market. Now, farmers are allowed to sell their produce daily from 3 am to 8 am. Earlier, they were allowed to sell their produce twice a week — Monday and Thursday — from 5 am to 8 am.

Officials said vendors had already been issued curfew passes and home delivery of vegetables would be ensured from Sunday. Amardeep Kaura, secretary, Market Committee, said traders and farmers are being provided with masks and safety tips. He said vegetable vendors wishing to get curfew passes could approach the Market Committee’s office near Gurwali gate.

Vegetable growers had earlier complained that most of their vegetables were required to be plucked on alternate days and in the absence of any sale, these were being damaged.

Lakhbir Singh Nizampura, a member of the Vegetable Growers’ Association, said it was good that farmers would be allowed to sell their produce daily. He added that it would bring down the prices which had increased due to a shortage in the local market.

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