Panaji(Agencies): A day after Belgaum-based wholesale vegetable traders in Karnataka began their non-cooperation with Goa government, the state has decided not to let its subsidised vegetable scheme get affected.
    
"We will discuss the matter with Chief Minister and in no way the supply would be allowed to be affected," Sankulp

  Corporation is wary of wholesalers in Belgaum,a destination from where major chunk of vegetables is brought to Goa after they decided not to cooperate or blacklist it.
   
Amonkar said the wholesalers' move to blacklist the Corporation was"unwarranted."
   
"We have successfully managed to provide fruits and vegetables to common men in subsidised rates," he said adding that onions were provided as cheap as Rs 25 per kg to the consumers when prices were soaring.
   
Corporation officials said Goa government had bled for Rs 2.18-crore during the onion crisis.
   
The Chairman said he will be seeking police protection to trucks transporting vegetables.
   
"If wholesalers from Belgaum refuse to co-operate with us then there are several other destinations which can be explored to get the vegetables.

At no cost,  the scheme to provide subsidised vegetables should be stopped," he said.
  
 The Corporation gets 120 tonnes of vegetables daily from Belgaum which includes 40 tonnes of onion distributed through 350-odd outlets.

 According to sources, the lobby of vegetable vendors from Belgaum who have set their foot in the Goan market are opposing the Corporation which has provided employment especially to locals.