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WB to facilitate farmer markets

Kolkata, Dec 12 (KNN)  In an initiative to boost agricultural units, the West Bengal government has proposed to build and improve agricultural infrastructure to facilitate the setting up of farmers' markets.

The state agriculture department has invited proposals from project developers to set Brihat Krishak Bazars under the scheme Brihat Krishak Bazar Yojana-2013.

The objective of the scheme is to pave the way for investment in the postharvest infrastructure in West Bengal and to create examples of excellent management processes.

It will be implemented by selected developers through a transparent process. A project development agreement will also be undersigned.

The scheme will be executed in Burdwan, Howrah, Purba medinipur, Hoogly, Birbhum and north Bengal districts.

Brihat Krishak Bazar Yojana would allow private developers to set up terminal markets under the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act.