Besides setting up more stalls of Sufal Bangla in the districts, the state agriculture marketing department has takenmeasures to let more people in the city avail the facility with six more stalls coming up at Tollygunj, Shyambazar and Ultadanga respectively.
Tapan Dasgupta, the state Agriculture Marketing minister, said: "More Sufal Bangla stalls are coming up in the city. Some including the one in Alipore and Tollygunge has already started operations. Two more in Bankura and Bishnupur are ready to let the people in the area avail the facility."
In Kolkata, total four Sufal Bangla stalls will come up at Tollygunge and its adjoining areas. One each will be set up at Shyambazar and Ultadanga. It may be mentioned that already there is one stall at Salt Lake and another one at Alipore.
The Alipore stall is the first one where the facility of home delivery has been initiated. The state Agriculture Marketing department has also introduced the service in Sufal Bangla stall at Santiniketan.
The work to make the facility available in other places soon has also started.
At present, one needs to call at a particular phone number to place the order after going through rates of different vegetables provided in the website of Sufal Bangla.
In a bid to make the process easier, the state Agriculture Marketing department has taken an initiative to launch a cell phone app using the one that can easily locate a Sufal Bangla shop and place orders for home delivery.
The department is having plans to set up Sufal Bangla stalls in all districts and letters were also being written to District Magistrates seeking assistance to identify lands where such stalls can be set up.
At present there are total 33 Sufal Bangla stalls including 14 mobile ones which move around in different places to let people buy fresh vegetables at the right price.
With setting up of more stalls in Kolkata, the urban populace can easily buy fresh vegetables at the right price.
Moreover, the home delivery system would be immensely beneficial for the urban populace as they do not have to go to market places to buy the vegetables and at present fish, eggs and different varieties of rice are also made available in Sufal Bangla stalls.