Salt Trading Corporation has decided to operate Dashain Bazaar or subsidized shops at five places in Kathmandu valley. According to STC’s Division Manager Brajesh Jha, STC will operate subsidizes shops at Kalimati, Shatungal, Jawalakhel, Jadibuti and Bhaktapur from Saturday, September 17, 2022. The shops will operate for six weeks till the festival of Chhath.
Rice, wheat flour, beaten rice, lintels, edible oil, salt, spices and tea are some of the food items to be available at the subsidizesd shops run by STC.
The customers will get Rs. 2 per kg discount on salt while they will get Rs. 7 discount on per kg of beaten rice. Similarly, per kg Rs. 7 discount will be offered on edible oil. However, sugar will not be available at these STC operated shops. As the government did not give us permission to import sugar we are unable to sell sugar ahead of the festivals, said Jha. STC has stopped supplying sugar since last year.