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Delhi government allocates ₹476.8 cr for development of mandis

The Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (DAMB) has approved a budget of ₹476.89 crore for developing the infrastructure of Delhi’s mandis (markets) in 2022-23, authorities said on Thursday.

The DAMB has allocated approximately ₹178.73 crore to Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Azadpur and ₹13.34 crore to fruits and vegetables market in Ghazipur, among others.

“Along with the development of Tikri Khampur wholesale mandi and Ghazipur’s fruit and vegetable mandi and poultry market, as well as the renovation of Ghazipur flower market will be carried out with a budget allocation of ₹303 crores,” Development Minister Gopal Rai said.

Mr. Rai said the Delhi government is committed to the development, expansion, and creation of better infrastructure in the markets.

Renovation of Kisan Bhawan

The Minister added that instructions have also been given for the renovation of Kisan Bhawan at Azadpur Mandi. “Farmers come to Azadpur Mandi to sell their vegetables and fruits and sometimes have to stay in hotels around the mandi for 1-2 days which costs them a lot,” he said, adding that the renovated Bhawan will provide better amenities to farmers by providing them temporary accommodation in the mandi itself.

The Delhi government will also continue to work on these kinds of projects keeping in mind the important concerns related to agriculture and farmers, Mr. Rai added.


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