Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Tuesday directed the officers of the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department to speed up the process of including the International Fruit and Vegetable Terminus, Ganaur in the Market of National Importance (MNI).
He said that the process should be done in collaboration with the Central Government.
The Chief Minister was presiding over the review meeting of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board regarding various pending projects. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Jai Prakash Dalal was also present in this meeting.
The Chief Minister said that under the first phase, this project is developed on 537 acres, 5 Kanal and 13 marla land and an amount of Rs 400 crores will be collected through Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, HSIIDC, HAFED and Haryana State Warehousing Corporation besides State Government grant and thereafter it will be invested as equity capital with a special purpose for this scheme.
Necessary steps should be taken to get the remaining amount in the form of a grant from the Union Finance Ministry or loan from National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) and NITI Aayog, he said.
During the meeting, the Chief Administrator Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Dr. J. Ganeshan gave a detailed presentation on the proposed Apple Mandi of HMT Pinjore, the proposed flower market in Sector-52-A, Gurugram. He also informed that, the Haryana International Horticulture Marketing Corporation has already been constituted for International Fruit and Vegetable Terminus, Ganaur. Apart from this Dr R. Yadav has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
The Chief Minister said that for transparency every auction should be done through e-auction. And, the pending projects of the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board will be reviewed every 15 days, he added.
Manohar Lal was apprised that the Gannaur Mandi will have to be removed from the Agricultural Produce Marketing Act before it could be included in the project of the Market of National Importance (MNI).