May 14, 2015
WB Govt planning to set up core committee for agri-marketing
State Agricultural Marketing Minister Arup Roy on Wednesday said that people should invest in setting up new cold storages. He was speaking at an interactive session on “Effecting Agri-Marketing can empower farmers in West Bengal” organized by the MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kolkata.
“I request the people to invest in cold storages in the state. I will ask them to set up new cold storages in every possible place,” Roy said. He added that the state government will provide land for the purpose.
The minister said that the State Government was mulling the formation of a core committee for agricultural marketing.
“If there is one cold storage along with every krishi bazaar, it will enable farmers to store excess crops and vegetables for future,” he added.
“We are lowering the renewal fee for cold storages, as a result of which, we have recorded a huge number of renewals in the last couple of years,” he said.