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BMC looks to set up 24 weekly farmer markets in Mumbai

The weekly markets will provide direct platforms for farmers to sell their produce in the city.

mumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2018 11:54 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao 
Sanjana Bhalerao 
Hindustan Times
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The idea came up after farmers were stopped by officials from setting up temporary stalls on a Kandivli plot and dumped the vegetables outside Mantralaya in April. (HT File Photo)

In a bid to provide direct platforms for farmers to sell their produce, Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to identify 24 spots across the city where weekly markets would be set up.

In a press release from the BMC, Mahadeshwar said: “I have asked the zonal deputy municipal commissioners (DMCs) to make a list of areas where the farmers can put up stalls for weekly markets without blocking the roads.”

The weekly market idea came up after farmers were stopped by officials from setting up temporary stalls on a Kandivli plot and later dumped the vegetables outside Mantralaya in April. Uddhav Thackeray later met civic chief asking for weekly markets to be set up.

First Published: Jun 14, 2018 11:53 IST