Restrictions have been placed on a wide range of essential items sold through Sathosa outlets. A circular has been issued instructing Sathosa branch managers in this regard.
According to the relevant circular, the maximum amount of rice that can be sold per consumer is 05 kg. Imported Nadu can be purchased for Rs. 100 and imported Ponni Samba for Rs. 130 through Sathosa outlets.
In addition, one consumer can buy 1 kg of sugar and 500 g of dhal. The price of one kilogram of sugar is 160 rupees.
However, consumers say that some stores do not even have that amount to buy. It is reported that many other essential food items including wheat flour are not available in the CWE outlets.