NAFED intervenes to bring down vegetable prices

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NAFED intervenes to bring down vegetable prices
New Delhi, Feb 26: The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has intervened in the vegetable market to reduce the gap between wholesale and retail prices.

NAFED said that while the wholesale prices of vegetables had come down, this was not being reflected in the retail prices.

Managing Director C V Ananda Bose of NAFED said, "We are trying to make items available to consumers at affordable rates by eliminating the exploitative culture that is prevalent in the market."

NAFED outlets were selling potatoes at Rs 3.50 per kg, cabbage and cauliflower at Rs 6, beans at Rs 30, coriander at Rs 11, radish at Rs 3 and onions at Rs 14.

The vegetables sold through NAFED Bazars will also be sold through mobile markets or NAFED Vahinis in different parts of Delhi in the coming days.

The federation had earlier intervened to bring down the prices of other essentials like pulses, edible oil, wheat and flour, sugar and onions.

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