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Nagaland: Vegetable shops without keepers operate 24x7 without keepers on 'trust' factor

Nagaland: Vegetable shops without keepers operate 24x7 without keepers on 'trust' factor

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KOHIMA: Have you ever heard about vegetable shops that operate throughout shopkeepers? These unique vegetable shops selling produce manufactured in the hills can be found in Nagaland where they operate on a basic principle of trust. In fact, it is quite common to see these shops along the highway between Jalukie to Peren.

How do these shops operate?

Shops without shopkeepers are a unique way to buy and sell harvested produce. In these shops, vegetables, fruits, and other products are kept for sale with a rate list and a container into which customers can put the money.

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Thus, if you wish to buy vegetables from these keeper-less shops, what you are expected to do is make the purchase and put the money that you are owed into the containers.

The local growers -- who own these shops -- are confident that their customers won't simply disappear with the hard-earned produce. Therefore, it can be said that these shops operate on the basic principle of trust.

If they don’t have the exact change, customers can also pick up the change from the same containers.

These unique shops have come to the notice in the pandemic age, when social distancing norms have been imposed throughout the country for the sake of safety.

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