COVID-19 India: Delhi Govt to implement odd-even rule on the wholesale vegetable market during the lockdown

COVID-19 India: Delhi Govt to implement odd-even rule on the wholesale vegetable market during the lockdown

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New Delhi: Coronavirus has created panic in the world. In the meantime, to maintain social distancing amid the fear of COVID-19 spread in the country, the Arvind Kejriwal government will implement its well-known Odd-Even scheme in all wholesale markets within the city of Delhi, under which merchants will be capable to sell vegetables on alternate days. In addition, the Delhi government may also stagger the timings for the sale of vegetables and fruits in these ‘Mandis’.

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As per the regulation, vegetables might be bought from 6 am to 11 am and fruits from 2 pm to 6 pm in all wholesale markets in Delhi.

There are five main wholesale vegetable and fruit markets within the national capital, together with the Azadpur mandi, the Ghazipur mandi, and the Okhla mandi. Also, there two wholesale ‘Anaj Mandis’ (wheat markets) — Najafgarh and Narela.

Development Minister Gopal Rai has told PTI that the choice was taken at a high-level assembly chaired by the development minister. Minister Gopal Rai also said that, according to the odd-even rule, sheds underneath which lots of merchants sell greens might be allowed to function according to their numbers.

The minister additionally stated that the Delhi government have formed 4 particular task forces to make sure efficient social distancing within the Mandis in view of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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