Staff Reporter

Nalgonda market yard committee office-bearers assume charge

Rosaiah to lay stone for four-laning of NH-9 at Narketpalli

NALGONDA: Minister for Information Technology Komatireddy Venkat Reddy mooted shifting of the existing agriculture market yard and setting up of a sweet lime (Battai) fruit market near SLBC quarters on the outskirts of the town.

The Minister was participating in the swearing in ceremony of the new office bearers of the Nalgonda agriculture market committee held here on Thursday. G Biksham Yadav assumed charge as the new chairman of the committee.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister exhorted the new office bearers to strive for the welfare of the farmers and redress their grievances if any at the market yard.

He said that about 50 acres land near the SLBC quarters was already earmarked for the Battai fruit market.

Steps would be taken to set up a fruit market in the town for providing improved marketing avenues to the sweet lime growers of the district, he said. Hailing the initiative of the Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in ensuring passage of the women's reservation bill in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Venkat Reddy called upon the party leaders to encourage women particularly the educated among them for making optimum use of the quota and become active partners in the decision making process.

Later, speaking to mediapersons, Mr. Venkat Reddy said that Chief Minister K. Rosaiah would lay the foundation stone for the long- awaited four laning of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada stretch of National Highway 9 at Narketpalli on March 21.