Whimsical monopoly of vegetable trade to be curbed in Mizoram

In a bid to check whimsical monopoly of vegetable prices by traders in Mizoram, the Agriculture department will draft rules soon, according to Minister C. Lalrinsanga. In order to make the move successful, vegetable market chains will be introduced so that prices are fairly regulated.

C Lalrinsanga then said that traders monopolise the prices of vegetables according to their wishes. “These traders will buy vegetables from farmers and sell to consumers at the prices they like,” the Agriculture minister said. He termed it as a “serious” issue.

“Drafting of the rules is currently going on and it will be reviewed and implemented in an effective way once it is completed,” said C Lalrinsanga, adding that farmers or producers societies would be set up under the vegetable market chains would in turn supply vegetables to consumers in the state capital. The state government will extend all helps in this regard to the farmers.

The Agriculture minister further informed that the state government is working hard to see that there are no lapses in this system or policy.

According to him, Aizawl will have two zones—south and north under the vegetable market chains. C Lalrinsanga further said that the north zone will be monitored by Mizoram State Cooperative Marketing and Consumers’ Federation (MIZOFED) while the other zone will be monitored by Mizoram State Agriculture, Horticulture and Marketing Cooperative Federation (MAHFED).

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