GUWAHATI: In a bid to provide groceries to the residents easily amid the pandemic, the Kamrup (Metro) District Administration has announced that vegetables will be sold in various wards of the city from Wednesday.
The decision was taken during a meeting on Tuesday where the officials took note that on Monday vegetable prices fixed by the administration were simply ignored by the hawkers who sold the commodities at prices fixed by them.
The district administration stated that the vegetables will be delivered at the prices which the government has set.
The vegetable prices fixed by the Kamrup (M) District Administration, the State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Directorate of Horticulture & Food Processing for Guwahati on Sunday went for a toss on the ground on Monday.
The prices of all other vegetables were hiked by the vegetable vendors on their own. While cabbage (badakobi) was sold at prices ranging from Rs 40-55 per kg against the fixed price of Rs 30, ridge gourd (jika) was sold at Rs 50-60 per kg against the fixed price of Rs 35, tomato was sold at Rs 60-80 per kg against the fixed price of Rs 50, kunduli (potol) was sold at Rs 80 per kg against the fixed rate of Rs 32, brinjal (bengena) was sold at Rs 60 per kg against the fixed rate of Rs 40, long bean (lesera) was sold at Rs 50 per kg against the fixed rate of Rs 40, lady's finger was sold at Rs 40-50 per kg against the fixed rate of Rs 40, spine gourd (mitha kerala) was sold at Rs 60-70 per kg against the fixed rate of Rs 46, lemon at Rs 5 per piece against the fixed rate of Rs 3 per piece, etc.