CM Naidu inaugurates village malls

Updated:7 months, 1 week ago IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 13 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated Village Malls at the RTG Centre in the State Secretariat on Tuesday. He said that the motive is to provide branded products at affordable prices to consumers living away from urban areas. Set up as a pilot project in Vijayawada and Guntur, almost 28,000 ration shops will be converted as Village Malls in the state. These upgradations include the introduction of almost 500 brands to ration shops, with a 4% – 35% discount on the MRP. The Chief Minister said that 60% of this discount will benefit the customers, and 40% will benefit the shopkeepers. He spoke to the shopkeepers and a few villagers via video conferencing and took their feedback. He told them that Village Malls will be accessible online soon, and they can save time and effort with the help of technology. Malls will also contain DWCRA, MePMA and agricultural products that are local to the regions. He urged the ration shop dealers and shopkeepers to take care of the customers, and maintain the cleanliness and standard of the malls by keeping products that don't get expired.

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