LAHORE: All 146 agricultural markets in the province are being interlinked to facilitate the farmers, says Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi.

Inaugurating Jaranwala vegetable market on Wednesday, the minister said that all the agricultural markets in the province are being interlinked, while farmer platforms are being established there so that the growers could sell their produce there.

So far, more than 100 new markets have been established under the Public Private Partnership as the record of market fee collection was being maintained through the application “Mandi App” for reducing the role of middlemen.

New fruit and vegetable markets are being set up preferably in the vicinity of villages so that farmers do not have to face difficulty in selling their produce, he said.

He said market fee schedules, commission and daily rates are being displayed at conspicuous places in the model markets.

Published in Dawn, November 24th, 2022

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