PROBLEMS IN THE AREA
Panvel taluka is spread far and wide. It has 178 revenue villages. There are hamlets in inaccessible areas which have no road, water and electricity. Of the 178 shops in the taluka, there were 192 fair price shops. Of these, 126 are functioning.
The high court had ordered advertisements be issued to invite SHGs to run fair price shops. Food supplies department has issued advertisements but shile some SHGs are registered, they do not have the finance, others do not have required documents.