ANANTNAG: To take stock of ongoing works at Jablipora fruit mandi in Bijbehara, Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari on Sunday visited the mandi and stressed on early completion of the fruit mandi.
The minister while highlighting the importance of the fruit mandi impressed upon concerned officers to complete the work by the end of next fiscal. He instructed the concerned department to “adopt uniform designs and colour code for constructing the shops and business establishments at the mandi”, an official handout read.
District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik apprised the minister regarding the pace and progress of work on the fruit mandi. The fruit mandi being constructed under NABARD and MPDP is spread over 425 kanals with an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore, read the handout.
The mandi upon its completion will provide improved market facilities to the growers of the valley, it added.