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Govt fixes prices of vegetables to be sold in city on July 6, 8

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, July 5 - The Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing on Sunday fixed the prices of vegetables to be sold in the city on July 6 and 8.

The prices have been fixed today in a meeting held at the Assam State Agriculture Marketing Board in presence of the officials from Kamrup Metro district administration, the Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing.

The city had witnessed a massive spike in the prices of vegetables before the 14-day lockdown.

The Food and Civil Supplies department had on Thursday fixed the retail prices of one kilo each of potato and onion at Rs 30.

The government, issuing an order on Saturday, allowed house-to-house selling of vegetables between 8 am and 2 pm on Monday and Wednesday in the city. No roadside vending will be allowed.

The prices of one kg each of potato (new), pointed gourd, tender ash gourd, ladies finger, cabbage, sponge gourd, cucumber and snake gourd have been fixed at Rs 30.

The price of ridge gourd is Rs 35 per kg, long bean Rs 40 per kg, bitter gourd Rs 40 per kg, pumpkin 20 per kg, chilli Rs 60 per kg, carrot Rs 90 per kg, french beans Rs 90 per kg, bottle gourd Rs 35 per kg, peas Rs 85 per kg, brinjal Rs 40 per kg, spine gourd Rs 46 per kg, capsicum Rs 80 per kg, knolkhol Rs 40 per kg, tomato Rs 50 per kg, colocasia Rs 40 per kg, squash Rs 50 per kg, radish Rs 35 per kg and kunduli Rs 32 per kg. The price of one piece lemon is fixed at Rs 3 and a bunch of coriander leaves at Rs 5.

However, the monitoring committee will monitor the prices of vegetables.

Meanwhile, the Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board in a letter to the Deputy Commissioners of Kamrup Metro, Kamrup, Nalbari, Darrang, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon and Hojai districts stated that passes have been issued to the vendors and their vehicles to continue and maintain the supply chain of vegetables. �The vendors may approach your district for procurement of vegetables from the farmers to meet up the demand,� the letter added.

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Govt fixes prices of vegetables to be sold in city on July 6, 8

GUWAHATI, July 5 - The Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing on Sunday fixed the prices of vegetables to be sold in the city on July 6 and 8.

The prices have been fixed today in a meeting held at the Assam State Agriculture Marketing Board in presence of the officials from Kamrup Metro district administration, the Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing.

The city had witnessed a massive spike in the prices of vegetables before the 14-day lockdown.

The Food and Civil Supplies department had on Thursday fixed the retail prices of one kilo each of potato and onion at Rs 30.

The government, issuing an order on Saturday, allowed house-to-house selling of vegetables between 8 am and 2 pm on Monday and Wednesday in the city. No roadside vending will be allowed.

The prices of one kg each of potato (new), pointed gourd, tender ash gourd, ladies finger, cabbage, sponge gourd, cucumber and snake gourd have been fixed at Rs 30.

The price of ridge gourd is Rs 35 per kg, long bean Rs 40 per kg, bitter gourd Rs 40 per kg, pumpkin 20 per kg, chilli Rs 60 per kg, carrot Rs 90 per kg, french beans Rs 90 per kg, bottle gourd Rs 35 per kg, peas Rs 85 per kg, brinjal Rs 40 per kg, spine gourd Rs 46 per kg, capsicum Rs 80 per kg, knolkhol Rs 40 per kg, tomato Rs 50 per kg, colocasia Rs 40 per kg, squash Rs 50 per kg, radish Rs 35 per kg and kunduli Rs 32 per kg. The price of one piece lemon is fixed at Rs 3 and a bunch of coriander leaves at Rs 5.

However, the monitoring committee will monitor the prices of vegetables.

Meanwhile, the Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board in a letter to the Deputy Commissioners of Kamrup Metro, Kamrup, Nalbari, Darrang, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon and Hojai districts stated that passes have been issued to the vendors and their vehicles to continue and maintain the supply chain of vegetables. �The vendors may approach your district for procurement of vegetables from the farmers to meet up the demand,� the letter added.

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