Vegetable fair begins at Kaloor

The vegetable fair organised by VFPCK (Vegetable & Fruit Promotion Council of Kerala) was inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium on Friday.

The fair, where the vegetables are sold at 30 per cent less than the market price, is a part of the market intervention strategy of the government.

“The aim of the fair is to provide quality vegetables to consumers at less than market price and a reasonable price to farmers as well,” says Sindhu, the marketing manager of the fair.

The Horticorp and Horticultural Mission would put up vegetable stalls at 25 Supplyco outlets in taluks.
The fair was inaugurated by excise minister K. Babu.

Price table (Rs)

Items MRP Fair
Beans 40 28
Beetroot 26 18
Lady’s Finger 24 17
Peas(Payar) 12 8.4
Potatoes 24 16
Onion 12 8.4
Coconut 12 8.4
Tomatoes 22 15
Watermelon 26 18
Carrot 38 26
Brinjal 28 19
Cabbage 40 28
Kovakka 16 11.2

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