Ban on import of cabbages affects Aizawl market

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Aizawl, May 01 (UNI) The ban on the import of cabbages by the Mizoram administration in favour of cabbage growers in Serchhip district, the largest cabbage producer in the state, from April 2, has adversely affected the Aizawl market.

The main market in Aizawl ran short of cabbages and the price of the vegetable had automatically risen as the local products alone could not meet the demand.

Meanwhile, agents importing vegetables from Assam demanded revocation of the ban and threatened that they would stop importing all vegetables from May 5 if their demands were not met.

Sources said Aizawl heavily depended on imported vegetables and about 15 truck trips of vegetables are imported from outside the state every day.

The vegetable vendors alleged that the local cabbage growers had violated the agreement with the state Trade and Commerce department by charging exorbitant prices for their products.

The vegetable vendors said they had met state Trade and Commerce Minister Aichhinga in this regard, but were unhappy with his response to their problems.

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