Assam CM lays foundation stone of wholesale fruit and vegetable market
Madhumita Goswami | 26 Feb 2011
Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi today laid the foundation stone of a wholesale fruit and vegetable market at Garchuk on the outskirts of the Guwahati city.
Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi today laid the foundation stone of a wholesale fruit and vegetable market at Garchuk on the outskirts of the Guwahati city.
Inaugurating the market, Gogoi said that the wholesale market is yet another step by the Government to ensure that farmers get better remunerative price for their produce. “We want to wipe out the middlemen who extract the pound of flesh leaving the producers high and dry. Farmers must get better remunerative price which they produce by the sweat of their brow,” he said.
The Chief Minister said the thrust of the Government has all along been to provide a good network of roads so that agricultural produce could be brought to the market places from interior places speedily.He also said that instruction has been given to the State Transport Department to introduce a fleet of vehicles to be used as goods carrier for transportation of agricultural produce to the market places for the benefit of the producers.
Gogoi announced that the Government would launch a new scheme for infrastructure development of markets with cold storage facility across the State. He said that the Government would initiate steps to further strengthen the agricultural marketing board in the days ahead.
The Chief Minister hoped that the wholesale fruit and vegetable market with cold storage facility would go a long way in providing the much-needed impetus to the farmers to sell their produce and in turn get better remunerative prices.
It is to be mentioned that the 15-crore rs. project will come up in 8-bigha land under the aegis of the Guwahati Subdivisional Market Committee.