FROM A CORRESPONDENT
TURA, Dec 23: Chief Minister (Dr) Mukul Sangma iugurated the Integrated Farmers’ Market Complex at Ampati and also the Farmers’ Market at Betasing in South West Garo Hills in a presence of a massive gathering on Friday.
The iugural function for the two markets was organized by the Horticulture department in collaboration with the district administration and was attended by local leaders, officers of the Horticulture department, district officials, members of market committees, SHG federations and farmers from across the district.
Informing the gathering that these markets were sanctioned through the Department of Horticulture for the benefit of the farmers, the Chief Minister in his address said that a market is a meeting point of the buyers and sellers and there is a need to beautify the markets to attract the customers.
Giving tips on business and wealth creation to the farmers of the area, the Chief Minister said, “We can be considered a wealthy society only when our farmers do proper business. We need to build markets as special products and ensure that our farmers make good business.”
Stating that markets can be a revenue-generating resource which can be supported by the State Government, he urged the market committees as well as the public to keep their markets clean as markets can be a centre of attraction for the people as well as the visitors from outside.
At Betasing, as the Chief Minister invited the elated crowd to join the iuguration along with him, they cheered and followed him around as he inspected the market and the stalls in the market complex.
Deputy Commissioner in-charge HDB Sangma and District Horticulture Officer, Ampati, N Ch Momin, were among others who also spoke on the occasion.