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Rise in vegetable prices: Task Force members to meet CM today

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet with members of the Task Force, that the state government had set up to check the price hike in price of essential goods, in Nabanna on Thursday.
It may be mentioned that vegetables were damaged due to the floods. So there is an apprehension of hike in vegetable prices and members of the Task Force will take necessary steps to check it.
The members of the Task Force will be meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday.
Besides paddy, jute, spices, maize and pineapple, vegetables were also damaged in both North and South Bengal during the floods.
In South Bengal, vegetables on 27,628 hectre of land has been damaged, mainly in South 24 Parganas.
It is learnt that vegetables cultivated in districts like Nadia were not affected. So it is expected that the supply of vegetables will not be much of a problem for the next few days if heavy rainfall doesn't continue for three to four days at a stretch in the next few weeks.
On Thursday's meeting, the members of the Task Force will take a stock of the situation. They will assess the quantity of vegetables which are being imported from other states. The members will assess whether the supply of vegetables is going to be normal. They will also try to know from businessmen about the present situation in the wholesale markets in the city.
After the meeting, members of the Task Force will be working following the direction which will be given to them by the Chief Minister.
However, the situation would normalise before the Puja if there is no heavy rainfall. But certain measures need to be taken in case the state experiences more rain in the next few weeks.
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