1 October 2020, Kathmandu
Fair price shops have started operating in the Kathmandu valley from today (Thursday).
Food and Managing Trading Company (FMTCL) Ltd is opening the shops targeting the festive season in association with Salt Trading Corporation (STC) and Dairy Development Corporation (DDC).
Such outlets will be opened in Kalimati, Koteshwor, Teku, Singha Durbar, Satungal, and other places of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
According to FMTCL, it will operate five shops, while STC and DDC will operate five and three shops, respectively. The shops will be open till the Chhath festival.
Last year, the government had operated a total of 73 shops across the country with STC operating a total of 35 such outlets, including three mobile outlets, while FMTCL and DDC had operated 23 and 15 shops, respectively, within and outside the Valley.
Generally, the government operates outlets across the country and sells goods like rice, ghee, salt and sugar, among others, at subsidized rates to control the inflation of daily consumables during the festive season.