If you want to know the rates of the day’s vegetables and fruits at HOPCOMS outlets, just send a sms to 9243355223 and in all probability, the next message beep on your cell phone will bring you the required information. Or check out HOPCOMS website (www.hopcoms.kar.nic.in) where the rates are given in both Kannada and English under ‘Reports’. SMS "hopcoms veg" or "hopcoms fruits" to get the details.
Yes, this is HOPCOMS’ latest technology-based value-add to its customers. The daily fluctuating prices of vegetables and fruits leave consumers bemused. Knowing the rates of the vegetables and fruits helps us plan our purchases.
At the Jayanagar 4th block HOPCOMS outlet, I saw the daily rate list tallied with the price list that I got through sms on my mobile.
There are nearly 250 HOPCOMS (The Horticultural Producer’s Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society Limited) fruit and vegetable outlets across the city. These were set up to protect the interests of both the farming community and the consumers by eliminating the presence of middlemen. ⊕