Kolkata: There is a good news for the people of the state as various types of fishes including Hilsa is made available at all the Sufal Bangla stalls across the state.
With the onset of monsoon, Bengalis are now ready to pay anything to buy Hilsa. As the demands for Hilsa have gone up, a section of traders are utilising the opportunity to make fast money by increasing the rates of the fish, specially on Sundays.
The Agriculture Marketing department has come to help the people of Bengal to buy better quality fishes at the right price.
From Thursday onwards, fishes including Hilsa, Bhetki, Pabda and Parshe will be available at the stalls of Sufal Bangla.
Tapan Dasgupta, the state Agriculture Marketing minister, made the announcement of making fishes available in Sufal Bangla stalls after inaugurating two stalls in Salt Lake and one in Belgachia on Thursday.
Chandranath Sinha, the state Fisheries minister, was also present at the inaugural ceremony of the stall in Salt Lake. MP Dr Shantanu Sen also attended the inaugural ceremony.
Dasgupta said besides fishes, fruits will also be made available at stalls. One can buy fruits including Mangos, Bananas, Coconuts and Guavas at the stalls.
At present, there are around 46 movable such stalls that keep moving from one point to another in a specific area in urban parts of the city to help common people get fresh vegetables at the right price and with the setting up of three such Sufal Bangla stalls on Thursday, there are now around 24 stalls those have been constructed in different urban areas of the state.
The Sufal Bangla stalls are basically run by the Farmers Producers Organisations (FPO) who collect vegetables from the farmers of the rural parts of the state and bring it to the stalls to sell it out. It ensures availability of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Moreover, people are never charged more. They get vegetables, fruits and fishes at the right price. The Agriculture Marketing department has set a target of setting up total 100 Sufal Bangla stalls.