Sales worth a record Rs 37.04 crore took place over 10 days at the special Ramzan fair held by Consumerfed as part of the state Department of Cooperation’s initiative to control price rise over the festive season.
Consumerfed president Adv. Joy Thomas and Managing Director Dr. Riji G Nair said the total sales were the highest ever for the annual Ramazan season fair.
Sales were conducted through Consumerfed’s Triveni and Nanma stores besides special fairs set up in each district and in each assembly constituency. A total of 13 items, including four varieties of rice, sugar, green gram, Bengal gram, black gram, tuhar dal, red beans, coriander, two varieties of chillies and coconut oil, besides a special Ramzan kit were sold at subsidised rates through 2,707 outlets that operated for 10 days from August 1-10.
The highest number of Ramzan sales outlets were opened in Thiruvananthapuram (278) district, followed by Kollam (249), Thrissur (227), Palakkad (161), Kozhikode (122), Ernakulam (113), Kannur (92), Alappuzha (81), Pathanamthitta (80), Kottayam (71), Malappuram (64), Wayanad (60), Kasaragod (33) and Idukki (31).
Rs 7.06 crore worth of subsidised items were sold through 792 Nanma stores and Rs 6.74 crore worth from 268 other outlets including Triveni stores and district level fairs.
The festival season sale continues at the district and assembly constituency level and will be on until Onam. From September 1-15, Consumerfed will organise an Onam sale through 4,000 outlets including Triveni and Nanma stores. A special Onam “payasam” kit will be sold during the period along with the subsidised sale of essential items, Consumerfed officials said.