Fair price shops opened in 81 places across the nation (With photos)
KATHMANDU: The government has brought fair price shops into operation in 81 places of 39 districts across the country from today to facilitate consumers in view of the upcoming festive season.
These outlets are offering a 20 percent discount on oil, pulses and rice among others to the general public.
The Food Management and Trading Company has set up 43 outlets and the Salt Trading Corporation has set up 38 outlets to sell the food items.
The Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) will also open a fair price shop, company’s information officer Sarmila Neupane said.
She said that a discount of five rupees per kg will be given on lentils, beaten rice, flour and 10 rupees per kg will be provided on meat and Karnali beans.
The fair price shops will be operated at Thapathali and Ramshahpath of Kathmandu, Nakhkhu of Lalitpur and Suryabinayak of Bhaktapur.
Similarly, the shops will be opened in Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Dang, Surkhet, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar, Banepa, Hetauda, Narayangarh, Bhairahawa, Butwal and Dadeldhura among other cities.
The company is not in the mood to bring sheep this year.
The Food Management and Trading Company along with the Salt Trading Corporation will open 53 fair price shops across the country.
There is also free home delivery service in the Kathmandu Valley.
The government has brought the fair price shops into operation one week earlier than last year with an objective of avoiding crowds as there is still risk of coronavirus infection.
The government had brought such shops into operation only 15 days before the day of Ghatasthapana last year. The fair price shops will be opened till November 10.