KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked agricultural marketing and police authorities to inquire and find out what had led to the huge increase in price of fruits in the market. Prices of fruits have shot up enormously, especially for apple, papaya, mangoes and cucumber. Even as the mango season is almost over and price hike may be justifiable to some extent, for the other fruits, the hike has been exorbitant.
The CM asked the task force -- formed to keep a tab on the price of fruits and vegetables -- to check why there is a gap between the wholesale and retail market prices of fruits, a senior official said. Efforts have to be strengthened to get all fruits uninterrupted from north Bengal, the CM instructed officials. Mamata Banerjee has expressed worry about the prices of fruits going up and there being no signs of the price of potato coming down. Read more
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