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Govt monitors Kathmandu vegetable markets

File: Kailimati Fruit and Vegetable Market

Kathmandu, July 19

The government on Friday morning inspected Kalamiti and Balkhu fruit and vegetable market in the wake of the soaring price of vegetables in the Kathmandu Valley lately.

Two teams from the Department of Commerce, Supply and Protection of Consumers inspected the markets at around 4 am, said Yogendra Gauchan, Director General of the Department. “The monitoring follows the soaring price of vegetables lately despite the regular supply of vegetables,” he said.

Gauchan directed action against traders who failed to show receipts for buying vegetables and fruits from farmers. “Consumers continue to be deceived until traders show receipts for purchasing vegetables or fruits from farmers, middlemen and suppliers. Monitoring is underway in the markets. Traders hiding receipts for buying vegetables will be booked,” he said.

Until 8 am, the monitoring teams led by inspection officers Deepak Pokharel and Pawan Pyakurel fined 13 vegetable shops in the markets for hiding receipts for purchasing vegetables, said the Department.

The teams comprised representatives from the Department of Agriculture and security personnel.

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Published on July 19th, Friday, 2019 11:10 AM


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