All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has issued statements indicating that it is looking for intervention of the government to control the prices of vegetables in the Union Territory.
Party secretary East, A. Anbalagan said in a statement that despite reduction in the Value Added Tax on petroleum products, prices of several vegetables continued to increase in Union Territory. The prices of items such as carrots, tomatoes and onions continued to rise, seemingly uncontrollable.
The Chief Minister should give necessary directions to government agencies such as Pondicherry Agro Service and Industries Corporation Limited (PASIC) and Puducherry Agro Products, Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Limited to intervene in the market for reducing the prices of vegetables. The agencies should procure vegetables and sell through their outlets, he added.