Nagaland State Agriculture Marketing Board sponsored an exposure tour to Delhi from April 23 to 30 of a group of Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) chairmen and secretaries from different districts of Nagaland.
According to a press note, the group was led by Renathung Ezung AMO and secretary APMC Baghty visited Azadpur and Keshopur fruits and vegetable markets at Delhi. It may be mentioned that the Azadpur fruits and vegetables market is regarded as “market of national importance” and perhaps the biggest fruits and vegetables market in Asia with daily entry of more than 1000 loaded vehicles and one lakh market visitors daily.
It occupied 43.65 acres of land with 118 notified commodities of fruits and vegetables, having 2100 licensed commission agent and 1500 whole seller working day and night supervised by 623 market employees in orderly manner.
Further B.L. Sharma, deputy secretary APMC Azadpur during a cordial interaction session informed that to decongest the present market an area of 71 acre of land have already been acquired at Khampur (Delhi Karmal road) for similar market development.
Also, safe and clean drinking water, toilet blocks, mechanized scientific garbage disposal system and auction platforms are seen well provided for market users. The group also visited APMC Keshopur fruits and vegetable market to observe and note its system of functioning for reference in future, office of National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Board New Delhi and B.S. Bedi, administrative officer COSAMB briefed the visiting members about the functions and activities of COSAMB.