Baikampady APMC Problems: NABARD steps in to solve after 5 years.

6:04 PM, Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Mangalore : The Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee under chairman, K. Krishnaraja Hegde, has completed 5 years, but the problems of roads and lights remain. The second phase of master plan, at a cost of Rs, 12.15 crores, was inaugurated today by laying a stone.

The APMC market was started to provide justice to farmers who bring their produce and sell at the yard. The Committee has only one trader and all others are farmers. No farmer has benefitted so far and no town dealer has made any gains, according to a nominated member, UR Nayak, all these 5 years, material godowns have been seized, and city traders were involved in criminal cases, he added in a press note today. It speaks volumes on the work turned out.

The master plan implantation has just begin under a NABARD donation of Rs 12.15 crores, to help both farmers and traders said R.K. Hegde in his address. The road to APMC and cross roads have to be concretized and electrified in phase ll. The basic issue is not touched in this development. The committee members were present on the occasion. H.C. Gajendra, secretary, welcomed. Rajshekhar thanked.

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