This app for purchasing kitchen commodities will make your life easier!
The app was later upgraded because of the amazing response it received from the locals in the city.
DurustDaam made its debut just two months ago, and within a while, it has become a vital tool for Islamabad residents in order to know the official prices of mandatory Kitchen commodities. Apart from that, the app has become the biggest platform to buy organic groceries.
The capital administration launched the app in the middle of October with an aim to plug manipulations in the market, especially by vegetable and fruit merchants.
In the beginning, the central idea behind the app was to make people aware of the actual prices of kitchen commodities with an option of lodging complaints against the rapid increase in rates. The app was later upgraded because of the amazing response it received from the locals in the city.
DurustDaam regularly updates its users about the rates of necessary kitchen items, which include poultry, meat, pulses, grains, vegetables as well as fruits.
Hamza Shafqat, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, recently while shedding light on the app, said, “There are around 15,000 visits at the app daily, but the success now is that about 100 purchase orders daily come from the app.”
Presently, two companies, Sabzimandi and Fowrry, have signed up with the DurustDaam app, and they deliver the orders placed via the app at your doorstep. Both the companies have been shortlisted by Islamabad’s market committee to supply vegetables and fruits at subsidized charges.
The DC Islamabad further added, “Payment is made on delivery, and if the buyer feels that the product was different from the perceived quality at the time of placing the order they can refuse to take the delivery.”
According to an official in the capital, if an item is available for PKR 100 in the local vegetable market, the retailers sell it for PKR 130 or above, as per the general policy. The official additionally stated, “But the consumers usually end up paying around Rs180-Rs220 per kg, and there is nothing to keep a check on around 20,000 shops because there are only seven assistant commissioners.”
Adding to it, he said, “Only modern tools can provide relief to the consumers.”