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New law for vegetable transportation

Jan 21, 2011 12:50:02 PM - itnnews.lk

The government will issue a special gazette notification next month which regulates the transporting of vegetables and fruits to minimize the losses incurred.

Trade Minister Johnston Fernando said under the gazette notification, transporting of fruits and vegetables for sale in the market can be done only using special plastic transport boxes.

Under the special gazette notification which will take effect on the first of next month, anyone found to be transporting fruits and vegetables in violation of the new law can be fined or arrested. The Minister added that so far 90,000 plastic boxes have been issued for the transportation of vegetables and fruits while they are also being sold at the Dambulla Economic Centre.