Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Steady supplies to Pune under police protection


PUNE: Supplies to markets in Pune district will be uninterrupted with police protection, assured collector Saurabh Rao.

It was the sixth day of the farmers' agitation, and the agitators had threatened to shut down government offices. But there were no reported incidents of violence, apart from mild skirmishes in Junnar, Saswad and Bhor, as reported by the tehsildar. The State Reserve Police Force had to be roped in to restore order, the collector said.

The supplies were transported from Pune to Mumbai in four trucks under police cover. While admitting there was a shortage of supplies, Rao said the situation was improving, with APMCs recording 80% arrivals on Tuesday.

Pune APMC market coordinator Dilip Khaire told On Tuesday, 352 vehicles arrived at the Gultekdi market carrying 13,926 quintals of fruits, while 157 trucks transported 2,493 quintals of onions and potatoes. "In all, the market got nearly 26,208 quintals of farm produce. The situation will improve very soon," he said. Of the 12 APMC markets in the district, six were were open.


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