THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the government would open more ‘Nanma’ stores, a Consumerfed initiative to make available essential commodities at cheaper prices, to help the common man. He was speaking at the function held here in connection with the inauguration of 2000 Nanma stores across the state.
The Chief Minister also said that through Consumerfed the government is offering a helping hand to the common man who are hard-pressed due to inflation. Cooperation Minister C N Balakrishnan, who presided over the function, said that 140 mobile Triveni stores would be launched by the end of this year.
Speaker G Karthikeyan, who inaugurated Consumerfed’s school markets, said that Consumerfed was doing a great service by making essential commodities available at cheaper prices.
He also distributed Triveni notebooks and schoolkits to students. At a function held here, Minister V S Sivakumar distributed keys of ‘Nanma’ stores and Mayor K Chandrika inaugurated the first sale. Consumerfed Managing Director Riji G Nair, president Joy Thomas, among others, spoke at the function.