Update: November 27, 2021 11:31 PM STI
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Nov 27 (ANI): Kerala Food and Civilian Minister GR Anil said on Saturday that the state government had intervened in the market to stop the rise in prices of basic necessities after that food products arriving in Kerala have been affected due to heavy rains in neighboring states.
The minister also called on the central government to provide financial support to start more Subhiksha hotels (hotels selling food at subsidized prices).
Speaking to a press conference here today, the minister said civil society supplies will launch five Supplyco supermarket mobile units where people can buy groceries at a subsidized rate, start selling the products subsidized to ration card holders in all districts. The project will be launched on November 30, 2021.
Anil said priority will be given to coastal, hilly and tribal areas.
He further said that the legal metrology service would monitor the sale of food products at a rate higher than the rate set by the government.
The minister informed that 5,919 metric tonnes of needed items have been brought to the state over the past four days along with 5,80,847 packages of coconut oil.
Notably, the food supply of neighboring states has been affected due to relentless rains and damage to crops and lack of transportation. (ANI)