District In-Charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad inspected the vegetable market located on M.G. Road this morning. Though there are sheds in the back, the pavements and their area near the road are being used as market by farmers from rural areas to sell their produce directly to customers. This ground has now become unhygienic and hindering traffic for which the government has been trying to find a solution.

The Minister who came to inspect the situation, was accompanied by Karnataka Exhibition Authority CEO Chandrashekar and other officials.

The Minister was apprised by the officials regarding the status of the ground which was pending before the court, thwarting any move by the government to initiate development to convert the now disorganised market into a full-fledged market with good infrastructure.

Sreenivasa Prasad was also surprised when farmers asked him permission to use the sheds that were built almost a year ago as the Minister assumed that it was built for the farmers’ use anyway. Expressing grievances regarding hygiene problems, the farmers alleged that the storm water drain which runs through the yard was blocked resulting in overflowing of water during heavy rains.

Taking stock of the situation, the Minister assured the farmers and officials that he would speak to the Advocate-General and solve the legal hassles soon to allow the area to be developed into a good market with best infrastructure and improved provisions for smooth traffic flow.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore