Govt announces new mechanism to check coconut sizes and enforce control prices

Consumer Affairs Authority officials armed with improvised measuring gadgets will be deployed to check on the sizes of coconuts to implement the latest gazette notification on price control, The Sunday Times reported.

Consumer Affairs Authority Chairman and retired Major General D.M.S. Dissanayake told the Sunday Times that district offices had been adviced to measure the circumference of coconuts to determine if they were being sold at the controlled prices gazetted on Friday.

The gazette notification said a coconut with a circumference of 13 inches and above could be sold at a maximum price of Rs 70, a coconut between 12 and 13 inch circumferance at Rs 65 and a coconut below 12-inch circumference at Rs 60.

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