TEHRAN, Iran, Nov. 27
Head of Fruit and Vegetable Sellers Union in Iran Asadollah Kargar has announced that it asked the Iran Chamber of Guilds to increase the gasoline use quota for the Union.
Kargar told Trend that from 10 to 15 percent of agricultural products in Iran are transported by petrol-powered cars, so this means at least a 15-percent increase in price for these products is logical.
"Most products are transported by big trucks, and they run on diesel, but still 10-15 percent run on fuel," Kargar said.
"We've talked with the Tehran Chamber of Commerce and demanded to increase petrol quotas for trucks to stabilize prices,” Kargar said.
The official said that the Union is currently waiting for a response.
“We have not received any reports of abuses in this sector at the moment, and we have insisted all retailers across the city - not to raise fruit and vegetable prices along with gasoline,” he said.