Govt to use all resources to set up new market in RODA area: Gardezi

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A delegation of Punjab Fruit and Vegetable Arhtiyas Association called on Provincial Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi on Thursday.

Chairman Arhtiyas Muhammad Amin Bhatti, Vice Presidents Hafiz Tahir, Khurram Munir and General Secretary Haji Rehman were also present in the meeting Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi said that the Punjab government would use all resources for the establishment of a new market in the area of Ravi Urban Development Authority (RODA) and this market will be developed through a modern system that will directly benefit the farmers and they will get a fair compensation for their hard work.

He said that the market will operate according to international standards and the stakeholders will be on board. The latest monitoring system of auction, schedule of market fees, commission and daily rates will be displayed in better clear places.

The provincial minister further said that wide roads, entrance and exit gates, green belt, RESCUE 1122 service, dispensary and mosques will be constructed in the mandi. Earlier, the office bearers of the Arhtiyas Association submitted demands to the provincial minister to allot 300 acres of area instead of 200 acres for the new market, financial assistance to the Arhtiyas who are facing shortage of funds and issue of licenses only to the working Arhtiyas. The provincial minister assured the delegation to resolve the issues in accordance with law.