Council Panel reviews facilities of Narwal Mandi

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JAMMU: The Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-IV) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council headed by its Chairman, Ramesh Arora on Tuesday visited the office of Director Horticulture, Planning & Marketing at Fruit Market Narwal here and took stock of its functioning and problems being faced by the business community dealing with fruits and vegetables, etc.

The other members of the committee included, legislators, Vibod Gupta, Girdhari Lal Raina and S Charanjeet Singh.

A number of delegations of fruit and vegetable market, including Fruit & Vegetable Association, Narwal met with the committee members and apprised about the problems being faced by the business community and all those visiting the market with their daily business activities. They highlighted issues relating to the improvement in basic facilities like sanitation, power infrastructure, drinking water, street lights, installation of CCTV Cameras, transfer of lease hold right, security and other allied issues for smooth running of their business and demanded upgradation of these facilities on priority, an official handout read.

The committee assured that the same would be discussed at the appropriate fora for their early redressal. It also issued necessary instructions to the officers of horticulture marketing to look into the basic issues and take immediate steps to redress these.

The committee also directed the Director Horticulture, Planning & Marketing to formulate a DPR for the expansion of Fruit & Vegetable Market, Narwal and submit the same to the government in view of the increased business activities as this is the only terminal market of the Jammu division catering to the work load, it read.

The committee observed that in view of the unprecedented business activities and to ease out the crowd, a durable and sufficient infrastructure is required for efficient functioning of this business hub of Jammu, it added.