After Niranjanpur wholesale vegetable market was closed as several Covid-19 positive patients were found there, the Dehradun Mandi Samiti sent 20 mobile vehicles of vegetables on Friday to several wards to avoid the crisis of unavailability of vegetables in the city.
As informed by the head of Dehradun Mandi Samiti, Rajesh Sharma, twenty mobile vans were used on Friday to make the vegetables available for locals but if the demand will increase in coming days, the number of vans will be increased too.
He said these decisions were taken in a recent meeting with several other representatives of Samiti. On the question of how the trucks and other vehicles loaded with vegetables were managed when they were about to reach Dehradun after Niranjanpur Mandi was closed, Sharma said that such vehicles were diverted to the wholesale vegetable markets of other cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh on their way to Dehradun.
Though, he added, sufficient supply of vegetables is ordered for local residents here.
He also informed that Mandi will remain closed till June 11 and all the vegetable wholesalers too will remain under home quarantine as per the Government orders. Meanwhile, several locals complained about some vendors selling vegetables at increased prices claiming that vegetables might not be available for the next few days due to closure of the Mandi.
Responding to this, Sharma said that Samiti has not received such complaints yet but still, it is taking all the steps to continue the sufficient supply of vegetables in the city for locals at fair prices while following the social distancing guidelines.