Meanwhile, it has been noted that consumers, too, are also facing a scarcity of vegetables and fruits at a fair price.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers granted their consent to implement a program to purchase the stocks of vegetables and fruits which could not be sold during the travel restrictions by the District Secretaries/Agents of Government.
They will be purchased according to the prices of the District Price Committee.
The purchased vegetables and fruits will be provided free of charge to the Covid-19 treatment centers, government hospitals, tri-forces, displacement camps, and families who have lost their livelihoods.
The proposal tabled by the Minister of Agriculture will be implemented until the travel restrictions lifted next.