The Belagavi Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC)) will house a modern wholesale vegetable market soon worth Rs. 69.79-crore. The foundation stone for the same would be laid on November 9.
The modern market is expected to help growers get competitive prices for vegetable produces and minimise the exploitation by traders. the proposed complex would come on 16.4 acres within the APMC premises. It would have a cold storage, ripening unit, grading and clearing unit, and auction platforms for onion and potato, the two major crops. The other facilities included five blocks consisting of 184 shops spread over 11,904.29 sq m.