The District Supply office facilitated the sale of 74.24 quintals of vegetables at minimum rates in selected areas of Dehradun on Monday on the directions of district magistrate Ashish Kumar Srivastava. The DM had issued the instructions in order to regulate prices of vegetables and to maintain the social distancing among the people to contain the spread of COVID-19.
According to officials of Dehradun district administration, packets of potatoes and onions were sold at minimum rates through the government fair price shops in Dehradun. Each packet sold for Rs 50 contained two kilogramme potatoes and half kilogramme of onions. Total 780 packets were sold on Monday in the selected fair price shops between 7 AM and 1 PM.
Besides, 74.24 quintal vegetables were also sold through the mobile vans in the selected areas of Dehradun
Including Dalanwala, Race Course, Bindal, Rispana, Khurbura, Nalapani Chowk and Chandannagar. According to the officials, the sale of fruits and vegetables will be continued on Tuesday too during the lockdown window through 20 mobile vans in new five areas besides the already selected ones in city.
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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