A fruits and vegetables are market of international standard will be placed at Ganaur in Sonepat district of Haryana at a predictable cost of Rs.830 crore, it was declared here Thursday.
The Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) noticed an agreement here with the France-based Summaries Gressard Consultants, which would design and develop the market compounds.
‘French knowledge would help us in the adding more value to agricultural products as more like fruits and vegetables. Also, the farmers would like to get remunerative prices for their produce and consumers would get quality products, ‘ that said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Major Secretary of agriculture Roshan Lal said the market, to be built on 537 acres, would handle the fruits, vegetables and other unpreserved items of 7.5 million tones per annum.
The National Horticulture Mission will be providing financial assistance to the project.
‘With the final execution of this project, post harvest losses which are to the extent of 40 per cent will be considerably reduced. There would be specific and multiple commodity center and they would be designed on the pattern of European markets,’that’s said by Lal.
The market would provide the needs of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and western Uttar Pradesh.
It would be an alternative to the Azadpur (Delhi) wholesale fruits and vegetables market, he added.