Ministers Sakkarapani and Ramachandran flagged off vehicles selling vegetables and fruits in 5 zones under the Corporation of Coimbatore.
A complete curfew has been imposed in Tamil Nadu from today till May 31 as the spread of coronavirus continues to increase. Mobile vehicles selling milk, drinking water, vegetables and fruits have been allowed to operate during the curfew, while all types of shops have been banned from operating.
Accordingly, the corporation administration has arranged to run 2 vehicles per ward to sell vegetables and fruits that will go to all the residential areas. On the basis of 10 vehicles per zone, 50 mobile vehicles selling vegetables and fruits are operated.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Sakkarapani and Forest Minister Ramachandran, who have been appointed by the Government of Tamil Nadu for the corona prevention work in the Coimbatore district, flagged off the vehicles selling vegetables at the Central Regional Office of the Coimbatore Corporation. Government officials including Corporation Commissioner Kumaravel Pandian and District Collector Nagarajan were present on the occasion.
The corporation administration has said that interested vegetable traders and trolley shopkeepers can seek permission from the Corporation and sell in the wards allotted. The corporation administration has appointed a committee of corporation officials to monitor sales and operate if additional vehicles are required, advising that the price of vegetables should be the same in all vehicles and should not make any difference in any way.
The corporation administration said that the corporation revenue department should ensure that vegetable vehicles go to each person and that sales take place by following adequate social distancing and that traders who want to go ward wise and sell vegetables can get permission from the respective zonal assistant commissioner.