Jai Kisan Vegetable Market, a private agro–produce market was inaugurated recently and the farmers have been alleging irregularities.
Yesterday both the APMC and Jai Kisan Vegetable Market members had a meeting with Deputy Commissioner MG Hiremath.
There were heated arguments between the parties.
The DC assured a delegation of farmers that he will look into the allegations of illegal land conversion and hurried approval given to the market by the Agriculture Marketing Department.
Sidagouda Modagi president Bharatiya Krishik Samaj said that the market has violated some basic rules.
“It had obtained land conversion certificate in the name of a dead person and it had obtained approval even before the basic facilities were created in the proposed market. Most importantly, it is against the spirit of the regulated market access to farmers,’’ he said.
Jai Kisan Vegetable Market Association president Diwakar Patil said that farmers will benefit from a private market as it will deregulate farm produce trade and introduce competition.
Rajeev Toppannavar said Today’s meeting for Vegetable Market issue was planned to divert & delay, Veg Mafia, District Administration & MLAs all hand in glove. We have all the proof of violations & they want another month to study their sins. Belagavi has become lawless!
APMC Belagavi Officials involved in corruption are responsible for closing the newly constructed vegetable market, due to lack of funds people have suffered & here they tax payers money is wasted.