Punjab executive has chalked out a smartly knitted plan costing Rs21.27 billion for establishing model agriculture markets in the Province. Under the programme Kisan Platforms would also be established in Subzi Manid (Vegetable Markets) around the Province aimed at facilitating the grower and to eliminate the role of center guy within the Punjab.

Sources in Agriculture division instructed Business Recorder on Thursday that the government was taking the step to cope with value hike, profiteering and to provide reasonably priced vegatables and fruits to the patrons and specific spaces could be allotted in current in Subzi Mandi (vegetable markets) for the established order of ” Kisan Platforms” with the provision of drinking water facility and environment preparations would made available.

The idea of the plan was once an attempt to get rid of the role of heart guy and to allow growers to promote their agricultural proceeds without paying market price and commission.

Initially Kisan Platforms can be established at Sialkot, Lahore, Multan, Gujrat, Sargodha, DG.Khan, Jhelum, Chakwal, Kasur, Mianwali, Sadiqabad, Toba Take Singh, Sheikhupura, Rajanpur, RahimYar Khan and Gujranwala etc. Sources further advised that farmers of tunnel farming may avail the ability for selling their agricultural produce in fashion markets. Work on the plan would soon be initiated in the Punjab sources added.

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