Odisha driver’s strike impacts the availability of fresh fruits and other vegetables

Yesterday, numerous petrol stations throughout Odisha were shut down during the second day of the “quit striking over steering” by commercial drivers across Odisha state. The chain of supply for fuel, diesel, food items as well as other commodities of necessity has been severely affected by the strike that has been indefinitely commenced by drivers Ekata Mahamancha in protest of a 10 point list of demands.

Markets for vegetables in major cities like Chhatrabazar in Cuttack and Unit-I Market within Bhubaneswar, Bada Bazar in Berhampur and various mandis were faced with an acute shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables , and were largely empty on Thursday. “Prices of fresh vegetables have gone up by 10 percent to about Rs 40 per kilogram in the market in the city,” said the Secretary of the Vegetable Vendors in the Unit-1 market.

“Rs 100 = EUR1.20 (Rs 100 = EUR1.20)

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Source: The Plantations International Agroforestry Group of Companies