Anantnag: The Director Horticulture (P&M), Vishesh Mahajan today visited Anantnag to get feedback from the growers, farmers, traders and other related persons, so that the department can further enhance its outreach to become more beneficial to the community for their success.
At F&V Market Jablipora, Director had detailed interaction with growers and traders about the ways and means of further improvements in the fruit packing, grading and trading so that more benefits are achieved for the community.
A number of issues raised by the association members and others were part of discussion also which included the allotment of shop sites and functioning of Terminal Market Jablipora. They also asked for construction of a brick wall, Drainage and Auction Phar 3 in Batingoo Mandi.
The Director after giving a patient hearing to the issues raised, assured the traders that all these demands would be met within the shortest possible time.
The Director also met Dy. Commissioner Anantnag for the resolution of a long pending issue of the Demarcation of the land at F&V Market Jablipora. The Dy. Commissioner assured him of taking up the matter on priority so that a proper demarcation of the land is conducted at the earliest.
As the cleanliness in and around the Mandis should be a priority for all the stakeholders, the Director also raised the issue of cleanliness with Dy. Commissioner Anantnag of Fruit & vegetable Mandi Batingo and the Dy. Commissioner assured to look into the issue.
Among the major apprehensions of the growers/traders was regarding the reduction of land allotted to Mandi and the adaptation of transparent means for allotment of shop sites in the mandi so that nobody is aggrieved, the Director proposed that a re-verification of the already received application may be carried out.
Director during his interaction spoke about the importance of e-NAM platform which provides a direct access to a grower with the buyer, resulting in the eradication of the unnecessary role of middlemen.
The Director assured all those present that the department will undertake all efforts to make the Fruit and Vegetable Market, Jablipora functional within the shortest possible time..
The Director during the visit was accompanied by officers of the department and the executive engineer of the engineering wing.