Minister for Agriculture K.P. Mohanan said here on Wednesday that the Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (Horticorp) would sell vegetables at a price 30 per less than that in the open market.

A press note quoting him said that the decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to control the surging price of vegetables all over the State.

The press note said that consumers could make use of the discount sale at Horticorp outlets, Supplyco supermarkets, and 250 stalls to be set up by the Civil Supplies Corporation.

Mr. Mohanan said that Horticorp was directly procuring vegetables from farmers’ cooperatives, markets operated by the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam, agricultural wholesale markets, and farmers in Palakkad, Wayanad, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram districts, and Kanthallur and Vattavada in Idukki.