Roudra Brishti, the State Food and Supplies Department’s chain of outlets selling items of grocery, which includes around 200 types of products, is doing flourishing business, thanks to everything available at affordable prices. Efforts are on by the department to introduce another 450 types of branded goods before this year’s Durga Puja.
Not only are things like rice, pulses, spices, etc. available at prices less than that in most markets, the qualities are also of the highest order and on top of that, there is the variety – even rarely available types of rice like banshkati, jeerakati and tulaipanji are available.
From the first outlet on Mirza Ghalib Street (Free School Street), Kolkata, which began selling in February 2014, the chain has spread to districts all over Bangla. Municipalities and municipal corporations have been linked to the project – the outlets have been opened in buildings owned by them and it is they who manage the outlets.
Everything related to the items sold is the responsibility of the Food Department. It is the department that decided where to source the items from and at what prices as well as at what prices to sell them at.
Outlets in Bankura, Manbazar, Kamarhati, Rajpur, Sonarpur, etc. are in the process of being opened in the near future. These shops have enabled people to get items of daily use at affordable rates.
Source: Ei Samay