Orissa Government to set up Agriculture-based 3 terminal markets at cost of Rs 1,500 crore

The State Government on Friday announced to set up three terminal markets at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore in Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Berhmpur.

A decision to this effect was taken in a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat. Besides, Government has set a target to set up smaller market yards and mandis for the farmers in different areas of the State.

Agriculture Minister Rout told that while land has been identified in Sambalpur for this purpose, the process is going on for Bhubaneswar and Berhmpur. He said that for each terminal market Rs 500 crore would be spent of which the Central Government would bear Rs 50 crore. The Chief Minister has already asked to prepare project report, Rout added.

In this meeting, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rour, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture Gokul Pati, Agriculture Secretary UP Singh and horticulture and terminal market expert Gokul Pattanayak were present.

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