Assam: Door-to-door Delivery of Fruits in Hailakandi in View of Ramzan

Assam: Door-to-door Delivery of Fruits in Hailakandi in View of Ramzan

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Hailakandi, April 24, 2020:

The Agriculture department in association with the administration of Hailakandi district in Assam has begun door-to-door delivery of fruits and vegetables through hawkers.

Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer of the Assam district, Dr. AR Ahmed said the department has provided the fixed price list of fruits and vegetables to the hawkers and requested the consumers to make the payment as per the list only.

Ahmed said any hawker not displaying the price list of items and taking more than the fixed rates would be penalised and his licence would be cancelled. "Vendors will have to display the price list for information of the buyers. Any deviation on the part of the fruit vendors would pave the way for cancellation of the sale permission forthwith," he added.

Rahman also asked the public to lodge a complaint in the nearest police station if any hawker takes advantage of the lockdown situation to dupe the consumers.

In an order issued on Thursday, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Vikram Dev Sharma stated that that no shops selling fruits and dry fruits would be allowed to sell directly to the consumers during the lockdown period. The earlier order allowing such shops to operate stands terminated.

It said that in view of Ramzan beginning from Saturday, and for the public in general, all kinds of fruits and dry fruits would be sold by the vendors at the doorsteps of the people across the district.

The District Agriculture Officer would select the vendors and arrange necessary passes specifying the area of operation to facilitate door-to-door selling of fruits, the order stated.

The district administration is ensuring doorstep delivery of fish, milk, eggs, poultry and meat, it has been learned. The district level committee constituted for the purpose headed by the DDC, Sharma is supervising and monitoring the home delivery of items as the festive month of Ramadan gets underway.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Apr 25, 2020