Fair price shops now open



Targeting the festive season, (FMTCL) and () have operated from today.

The fair price shops offer rice, sugar, pulses, salt, beans, oil, live goats and mountain goats at discounted rate.

According to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply (MoICS), the fair price outlets have been set up at Kalimati, Koteshwor, Teku, Singhadarbar, Satungal, Thapathali, Nakkhu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur within the Kathmandu valley.

Similarly, 49 other outlets have been established outside the valley.

Meanwhile, Dairy Development (DDC) has set up its fair price shops at Lainchaur, Newroad, Khumaltar, among other places where the DDC outlets already exist.

Last year, the government had operated a total of 73 fair price shops across the country, with STC operating a total of 35 such outlets, including three mobile outlets, while FMTCL and DDC had operated 23 and 15 shops, respectively, within and outside the valley.

According to the ministry, consumers can get salt at Rs 18 per kg, sugar at Rs 70 per kg and ghee at Rs 870

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