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Government fails to de-notify old grain and vegetable markets

The Punjab government's agricultural department has failed to issue notification declaring the new grain market and the vegetable market here as the main yard even as the market committee had sent a 2009 resolution in this regard to the authorities concerned.

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2014 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent

The Punjab government's agricultural department has failed to issue notification declaring the new grain market and the vegetable market here as the main yard even as the market committee had sent a 2009 resolution in this regard to the authorities concerned.


District Mandi Officer Harinder Singh Randhawa said that he had sent a draft notification to mandi board secretary for approval in 2012 and wrote a reminder last year for speeding up the process for de-notification of the old grain and the vegetable markets at Nakodar. He said that the process is under way.
Market committee officials said that without de-notifying the old vegetable market it is not possible to shift it to new grain market.

Nakdoar residents rued that the vegetable market has become a nuisance as shopkeepers dump their garbage on the road in front of the main post office.

They said that the ever rising stink from garbage is troubling hundreds of commuters who use this stretch apart from those residing in nearby areas and customers going to the post office.

The site is a breeding ground for disease causing vectors. It is not uncommon to see the people holding their breath or covering their nose to escape the nauseating stench when they pass through this stretch and enter the post office.

Residents said that they have brought this issue to the notice of the executive officer of the nagar council and the SDM but of no avail.