Vehicles to sell 3,838 tonnes of veggies, fruits

The Tamil Nadu federal government has taken actions to offer 2,228 metric tonnes of veggies and fruits all over the State, except in Chennai, through 2,270 lorries, every day between May 24 and 31. In Chennai, 1,610 vehicles will sell 1,610 metric tonnes of vegetables and fruits.On Sunday, Agriculture Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam met officials and gone over ways to reach out to individuals throughout the week-long extreme lockdown. Fruits and veggies will be sold between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The daily requirement of veggies and fruits in the State is 18,000 metric tonnes; it is 1,500 metric tonnes in Chennai.People can learn about the supply by dialling 04422253884. Authorities of the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture and Agriculture Marketing will monitor the sale. For the sale, the federal government has also roped in Ninjacart, Indias biggest fresh fruit and vegetables supply chain business; WayCool, an agri-tech company; Palamudhir Nilayam, a fruit and vegetable chain; Tamilnadu Banana Producer Company Ltd. and Ahimsa Farmers Club.The government said there were freezer systems that might save 18,527 metric tonnes of vegetables and fruits. Only 3,000 metric tonnes were stored at present, and farmers might use them.Local bodies will assist in the supply.