Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri said a hi-tech fruit mandi will be developed at Aglar in district Shopian to facilitate the growers to get better returns for their produce.
He said the state-of-the-art Mandi would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 37.70 crore. "In this regard a project of Rs 5.58 crore has already been sanctioned and Rs 1.56 crore released by the Government," he said. The minister said the government would engage a reputed consultancy for formulation of the design for the Mandi, an official statement said.
Addressing fruit growers and traders of Shopian after inspecting of the site, the Minister said the mandi would be come up on 250 Kanals with all modern facilities including cold-storage, grading and packaging unit, guest house and truck terminal. He said the Government would also utilize Rs 18 crore on the flood protection works of the Mandi situated on the banks of Rambiara River.