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Plenty of vegetables, other essential food items available: Maharashtra Minister

Patil said that the department of Co-operative and marketing was working to provide the essential commodities for the citizens in Maharashtra. Patil further urged the citizens to purchase their vegetables from local vendors and not rush to APMC.

Plenty of vegetables, other essential food items available: Maharashtra Minister
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Amid the 21-day lockdown in India, Maharashtra Co-operative and Marketing Minister, Balasaheb Patil has assured citizens that there is plenty of vegetables and wheat flour available for supply and appealed the people to not step out in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The minister said that the department of Co-operative and marketing was working to provide the essential commodities for the citizens in Maharashtra. Patil further urged the citizens to purchase their vegetables from local vendors and not rush to APMC (Agriculture Produce Market Committee). 

“We are ensuring that the APMCs are operation and people get vegetable supply without a break. I appeal to citizens to not rush to APMCs as it leads to crowding the area. There is plenty of vegetables and other essential food items available in the market committee,” said Balasaheb Patil. 

The Co-operative and Marketing Minister further informed that the government is also ensuring the supply of vegetables in rural areas. The selling of the essential food items has been started practising social distancing norms, the minister said while adding that the public is responding well to the same. 

“Farmers are coming to the APMCs in Pune and Mumbai. The sale of vegetables has been started in 95 places. The workforce and those transporting vegetables have been exempted from the lockdown,” said Patil. 

The minister also appealed that everyone should practice social distancing to avoid getting contracting with the coronavirus or COVID-19. The Prime Minister on Tuesday announced a nationwide lockdown in view of the increasing cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19 across the country.

Maharashtra is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak with 125 positive COVID-19 cases, as of March 26, and four deaths. The number of cases for the coronavirus or COVID-19 in Mumbai has increased to 54. 

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