Sopore: Fruit traders on Wednesday at Asia's second largest fruit Mandi here in Sopore town held a day long convention regarding the betterment of fruit trade and grievances and issues pertaining to this Mandi.
A meeting was headed by former president Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray, besides scores of fruit traders associated with this Mandi took part in the convention.
During the convention fruit traders emphasised on the welfare of traders and mandi.
The convention meeting was held under the leadership of former Fruit Growers and Dealers Association President Mushtaq Ahmed Tantray, in which hundreds of traders and other people associated with the Mandi participated in the meeting. The problems faced by fruit traders were also highlighted.
Ghulam Nabi, a senior trader, said that although this “mandi has got the name of Asia's second largest fruit mandi, but the condition of this mandi is looking worse.”
Former growers and dealers association President Mushtaq Ahmed said that some “selfish elements have belittled the glory of this historic mandi for their personal benefits, they have held the mandi and fruit traders hostage for their personal interest.”
Mushtaq Tantray said that the government should also focus on this mandi so that the problems faced by traders were resolved.