Only fresh and hygienic fish will be allowed for sale
Only fresh and hygienic fish will be allowed for sale|Representational image
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COVID-19: Door-to-door sale of fish in Guwahati from tomorrow

Kamrup (Metropolitan) district in Assam allows door-to-door sale of local fish for residents of Guwahati effective from tomorrow, said an official release; details here

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: The deputy commissioner of Kamrup (Metropolitan) district in Assam has allowed the door-to-door sale of local fish for residents of the city effective from Friday, said an official release.

The Rupnagar outlet of FISHFED will be available for all nearby residents. They will have to maintain all protocols of containment of COVID-19 including the principle of social distancing.

Wholesalers will bring fish to three points: Uzanbazar, Pandu and Bhetapara through vehicles permitted by the fishery department and FISHFED, Assam, from which the door-to-door delivery persons will collect their quantity.

The process of handing over fish by the wholesalers to the door-to-door delivery persons must be completed by 7 am daily.

The order further specified that only door-to-door delivery will be allowed, no market or roadside points are permitted for sale. Further, only fresh and hygienic fish will be allowed for sale.

The fish will be sold at rates fixed by FISHFED, as mentioned below:

  • Bhangon and Mirika weighing less than 200 gm will not be sold for more than Rs 250/ kg.
  • Rohu, Catla and Mirika weighing less than 1 kg will not be sold for more than Rs 300 per/kg.
  • Rohu, Catla and Mirika weighing between 1-2 kg will not be sold for more than Rs 350/ kg.
  • Rohu, Catla and Mirika weighing more than 2 kg will not be sold for more than Rs 400/ kg.
  • Grass carp, Silver carp and Common carp weighing less than 1 kg will not be sold for more than Rs 250/ kg.
  • Grass carp, Silver carp and Common carp weighing more than 1 kg will not be sold for more than Rs 300/kg.
  • Sol, Sal and Kawoi will not be sold for more than Rs 450/kg.

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