Uttar Pradesh is all set for coming up with Kisan Bazars on the lines of Agri Marts in the cities to facilitate the farmers to get their requirements under one roof at subsidised rates.
The first such kisan bazar was inaugurated a couple of months back in Jhansi which was a big success. Now, on December 19, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate the second such kisan bazar in Lucknow. There after, two kisan bazars will be thrown open in Saifai( Etawah) and in Mainpuri. Official sources here today said the kisan bazars in Saifai and Mainpuri would be opened by January while such bazars would also be opened at Kannauj and Kasganj.
Sources said farmers will get all farm products at cheaper rates and they can sell their produce from the Centre. The bazar would have cheap guest house besidesl a food court.
There would be entertainment programmes at the kisan bazars where handloom and handicrafts would also be sold. Earlier, UP State Agro Industrial Corporation Ltd launched a series of Agri Marts across the state to fulfill the needs of farmers.
These malls cater the needs of farmers, who are looking for an entire package of farm implements, seeds, fertilisers, tractors and veterinary products available from a centralised shopping facility. These malls are being planned to extend the rural reach of a slew of agro-based products being manufactured by UP State Agro Industrial Corporation in the state. The Corporation had establish the first Agri Mart in Hardoi on January 20, 2015 with two more retail formats being planned in Hapur and Gorakhpur. The corporation had tied-up with NAFED for its funds as well as help in national agricultural marketing. UNI MB AE NS1130
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