Tribune News Service
Mohali, April 4
Vendors in the city are not adhering to the orders of the district administration by selling fruits and vegetables more than the prescribed rates.
According to information, some of the vendors are selling fruits and vegetables at to 20 per cent higher than the rates fixed by Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan. Onions are being sold at Rs 45-50 per kg against the fixed rate of Rs 35 per kg. Similarly, tomatoes are being sold for Rs 40 per kg against the fixed price of Rs 25 per kg. Similarly, apples are being sold for Rs 150 per kg against the fixed price of Rs 120 and Papaya for Rs 50 per kg.
Suresh Kumar, a vendor in Phase 7, said they were getting vegetables at higher rates due to which they could not sell these to public at cheaper rates. He said they were unaware of the rates fixed by the authorities.
Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said they had warned fruit and vegetable sellers against overpricing. He said prices should not exceed the fixed rate and strict action would be taken against those violating the order, he said.
Dayalan said a total of 43.8 tonnes of vegetables and fruits were provided to people on their doorstep. He said the Market Committee, Kharar, saw arrival of 295 quintals of vegetables and fruits, Market Committee, Kurali, saw 8 quintals, Market Committee, Banur, saw 74.50 quintals, Market Committee, Dera Bassi, saw 18 quintals, Market Committee, Lalru, saw 42 quintals. He further reiterated that the district administration would ensure that the supply chain of essentials to people on their doorstep was intact.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that they had given a go-ahead regarding the sale of eggs, poultry meat, meat and fish as essential commodities within the territorial limits of the district during the lockdown period.
He said as per the recent notification of the Central Government, chicken and eggs were cheap source of protein and boosted the immunity of human body. So people of the district could place orders at rural and urban outlets for delivery of the mentioned products on their doorstep. Covid-19 did not spread through poultry and poultry products, he clarified.
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