The NKDA Board met on Friday 11 September. It approved a proposal to allot three vegetable stalls to Farmers' Co-operatives in a market of New Town at concessional rates. The idea is to allow farmers themselves, through their cooperatives or Self Help Groups, to sell fresh vegetables directly in the retail market without going through any wholesaler. The stalls will be allotted in NKDA market at AA-1C. Two vegetable stalls will be allotted to Dharampur SKUS of North 24-Paraganas while one will be allotted to Baruipur Thana Large Sized Co-operative of South 24-Paraganas district. This will be a win-win situation as New Town citizens can have farm fresh vegetables from neighbouring farms while growers can access the retail market easily and affordably.
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