Vegetables to be brought from other states to tackle price hike

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has directly intervened to control the surging vegetable price in the state. From Thursday onwards, vegetables will be brought from other states to regulate the soaring prices.

Procedures have begun to procure vegetables straight from the farmers with the cooperation of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments. The vegetables will be then brought to Kerala market through Horticorp. The decisions have been taken in the high level meeting convened by Minister for Agriculture P Prasad.

Department of Agriculture has undertaken a holistic project to normalise the vegetable price within a week. A four-member expert committee has been constituted to analyse and submit a report over the functioning of Horticorp.

A mobile application will be launched to procure the surplus vegetables produced regionally. The vegetables thus collected will be brought to the markets. It has been also decided to give away vegetable saplings for the farmers who lost their crops in heavy rain and flood.

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