Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 11
A day after releasing price list for retail sale of fruit and vegetables, the district administration on Tuesday revised the list in order to get it rationalised properly.
While vegetable prices were slashed a bit, fruit prices, which were pegged too low, were almost doubled in the revised list today. Per kg rate of mango, which was kept from Rs 20- Rs 50, was raised to Rs 50 to Rs 90.
Vendors at the Old Sabzi Mandi near Charanjitpura alleged, “Fruit prices announced on May 10, were quite less. We had a harrowing experience arguing with customers the entire day. People insisted that we give them fruit at new controlled prices, which was not feasible. Even the wholesale mandi prices were double.”
Fruit vendors said apples had been much in demand since people were unwell and they found it to be digestive and a good nutritive option. The Old Sabzi Mandi remains open till 3 pm daily.