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Minister of Trade Johnston Fernando has decided to relax the new regulations on transporting fruits and vegetables for one month.

All fruits and vegetables will have to be stored in plastic, hard paper or wood when it is transported or face the fine by the end of the month, Minister of Internal Trade and Cooperatives Johnston Fernando said.

The new law will came into effect since yesterday and will not be suspended although be give a grace period before the Consumer Affairs Authority will carry out raids to fine traders who will break the law, Minister Fernando said. (SR)

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  • w.g.l Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:51 AM

    are you all in the moon i can t understand what is going on is this a government or musical party

    Bandu Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:02 AM

    This law is a must to protect our food resources. 30-40% of fruits and vegetables go as a waste on average means we loose our consumption while pay for the production. Grace period is good but should not drop the law because of illiterate political minds. IPHT has a scheme to sell those at a half price for some years.

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:50 AM

    before impose any Law Please check if everything will go OK,with out Proper containers how come all of sudden Farmers and Traders transport goods,Idea is better but too early to impose

    mohamed123123 Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:04 PM

    hina paan rata kanawa

    meranchi Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:05 PM

    why relax that is better idea maybe resources not available...

    appuhami Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:40 AM

    It's a good idea an will reduce wastage and damages of vegetable and fruits. But, how can poor farmers buy material? They are making losses and new rule is another burden . Some times the farmers will give up farming.

    The Governemt should introduce some facilities for the farmers to buy materials in an easy payment scheme etc.

    Cobra Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:55 AM

    Some mudalalis with political clout have called the shots, it seems!!!!


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