TINSUKIA: At a time when all municipal bodies in Assam have more or less succeeded in regulating distribution of vegetables after all retail outlets and markets were shut, the Tinsukia Municipal Board (TMB) has failed to streamline supply of green vegetables to the consumer which has resulted in acute shortage of vegetables in the households even as huge quantum worth several lakhs of rupees are reportedly decomposing in the wholesale market in Daily Bazar.
As per recent guidelines, the municipal bodies should introduce vegetable vending carts with valid pass for distribution to each municipal ward under supervision of an authority. An official of TMB blamed Tinsukia Sadar PS for not issuing the pass to the cart vendors for reasons best known to them even as the list of vendors was out on Friday. The situation further compounded after TMB decided to shift temporarily the existing vegetable market in Daily Bazar to Tamulbari owing to complete renovation of the vegetable market to which the traders opposed.
Prasanta Gogoi, the Executive Officer of TMB, hoped to settle the issue in a day or two and said that vegetables would be distributed through vendor carts in all municipal wards. He hoped that the ban on the movement of ward commissioners should be lifted in order to facilitate distribution of vegetables in a proper manner, particularly in respect of maintaining social distancing.