Source: The Hindu
The new Dharwad Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) yard was inaugurated here on Wednesday by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and in charge of Dharwad district Jagadish Shettar.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Shettar said the district administration had been asked to submit a proposal for the development of the APMC yard in Hubli, which was the biggest in Asia. There were plans to develop infrastructure and build facilities for the merchants and workers, he said.
Similarly, the Assistant Commissioner of Dharwad had been told to submit a plan for developing infrastructure at the Dharwad APMC yard.
The Minister said the State was committed to developing infrastructure for agriculture and had allocated funds in the budget for this. He also appealed to the APMC authorities and senior merchants to take a delegation to Bangalore to hold discussions in this regard with APMC Minister Laxman Savadi.
Earlier, APMC director Deepak Chinchore urged the Minister, and legislators Chandrakant Bellad and Seema Masuti to ensure that necessary infrastructure was provided at the new APMC yard. The yard, he said, was opened without the required infrastructure in place.