District Authority Permits 10 Services to Home Deliver Vegetables, 5 of them Currently Operational
GUWAHATI: With the lockdown in place, Guwahatians have been facing a major problem in acquiring vegetables as regular markets have been stopped from functioning to prevent mass gatherings.
However, the district administration has finally taken steps in this regard and has authorised 10 organisations and individuals to provide home delivery of vegetables. These services can be availed via mobile based apps and contact numbers, as provided.
1. Taza Sabji - via App (Ph: 80110 72690)
2. Freshdo - 98642 18189
3. SRL Associates (Seuj Card) - 90853 33351
4. Chamua Engg Pvt Ltd – via Mohabaahu Fresh app (70020 31712)
5. Prithvi Agro Fresh – www.wefarmfresh.com (98702 83506)
6. NERAMAC- NE Fresh app (86389 95055)
7. Partha Baruah- 88110 11944/ 91012 71651
8. All Assam Restaurant Association (Anish Tulsyan) - 70862 40262
9. Ace Group of Institutions (not operational currently)
10. KIEGA Exims Pvt LTD - Local Farmers App (91014 73928/ 69005 23998)
Speaking to G Plus, Bipul Kumar Das, ADC Kamrup (M) informed that currently only the above mentioned parties have been authorized to supply vegetables in Guwahati and any other vendor doing so is illegal.
He said, "Illegal business has been going on and measures will be taken soon."
G Plus checked on the mentioned services individually and found that while a few of them have been providing regular services, others have been not yet started functioning or have suspended operation due to non-availability of transport.
The services currently providing for the city are Taza Sabji, Chamua Engg Pvt Ltd, Prithvi Agro Fresh, NERAMAC and KEIGA Exims Pvt Ltd.
Amar Jyoti Chamua of Chamua Engg said, “We are getting regular orders and are providing in the Lokhra and nearby areas along the bypass. The vegetables are procured from Morigoan, Kharupetia and other districts. We sell at around the rate fixed by the government.”
Pinky DM Saharia of Prithvi Agro Fresh informed, “We are currently catering to nearly 200 families per day. Although we get more orders we are unable to offer our services at the moment. However, we are doing the needful to fulfill the demands.”
Similar response was also given by KEIGA Exims.
The organizations providing these delivery services have been permitted by the district authority and permission has also been given to vehicles for the same.
However, the remaining other organisations that have received permissions have not been able to start their delivery processes due to lack of proper transport facilities and various other reasons.
Siddharth Burth of SRL Associates said, “We did not get vehicle permit from the other district authorities and the police department also advised against the same. But we are trying and hopefully by next week we might be able to start the delivery services.”
The others also confirmed that although their services are not operational for the time being but arrangements are being made and might start within a week. Notifications will be given accordingly.