LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to set up farmer markets at the tehsil level and start home delivery systems in five big cities to ensure the availability of eatables at fixed prices in the province.
Presiding over a meeting to review steps to control prices on Friday, Punjab Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar said initially home delivery system would be launched in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Multan as a pilot project.
He mentioned that the Qeemat Punjab application has been developed to monitor prices and effectively address complaints of consumers, adding that facility of online purchase of commodities at fixed rates would now also be provided through this app. He asked the officers to enhance awareness among people to fully benefit from the Qeemat application.
The cs said from next week farmer markets would start working in 30 fruit and vegetable in different districts where farmers would directly sell vegetables, fruits and similar commodities without the involvement of a middle man.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2019.