Govt. nod awaited, says Deputy Director Rudresh
Mysore/Mysuru: Horticultural Producers Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Limited (HOPCOMS) is ready to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables at the doorsteps of people if it gets nod from the State Government in the wake of 14-day Corona Curfew till May 12.
Last year, during the same time, when the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic struck, the HOPCOMS rose to the occasion and sold fresh fruits and vegetables on streets following restriction on the movement of public owing to Janata Curfew. By doing this, it had won the accolades of the citizens, recalled K. Rudresh, Deputy Director, HOPCOMS.
He told SOM that the Horticulture Department was again ready to serve the Mysureans by supplying fruits and vegetables to citizens at the fixed rate following restriction on the movement of people due to clamping down of curfew from 10 am to 6 am to contain the spread of pandemic.
The four hour relaxation between 6 am and 10 am was not sufficient for the people to buy the essentials. The HOPCOMS was ready to take fruits and vegetables in vehicles across the city to enable people to buy it. It can be started only after the State Government gives permission, he added.
He said a Helpline (+91 82124-20066) has been started to help the Horticultural Producers of district on marketing and other problems. Two Nodal Officers have been appointed to address every issues of every farmer at this hour of crisis, he said.