Centre to ask Delhi to set up 10 modern vegetable markets

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 22:44

New Delhi: The Centre is likely to suggest
to the Delhi government tomorrow that it should set up 10
wholesale fruit and vegetable markets with modern facilities
for easy availability of quality items at reasonable prices.

The Agriculture ministry is slated to meet Delhi Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit tomorrow and push for establishing
modern markets under the public-private partnership scheme,
sources said.

For the setting up of modern wholesale terminals, the
state government needs to take radical measures such as
amendment of the Agricultural Produce and Market Committees
Act, and initiate new schemes for wholesale traders as well as
push cart vendors, sources said.

The agriculture ministry believes that fruit and
vegetable markets should be overhauled in view of the rapid
changes in the city`s civil infrastructure, as the existing
ecosystem is highly congested.

Sources said the Centre wants that the interest of all
stakeholders including farmers, consumers and small traders
needs to be protected while setting up the modern wholesale
terminals as big as Azadpur, which is Asia`s biggest wholesale
market.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 22:44

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