“The Maharashtra Government is firm on setting up of Business Complex at the vegetable market. Every city has more than one vegetable market. The population is growing in massive proportions. The Cotton Market is a heritage site of Nagpur and no injustice would be done to those who are running their businesses here,” Muttemwar asserted.
The vegetable market would remain at Mahatma Fuley Market, popularly called Cotton Market and now a business complex would soon be constructed to facilitate the traders. This assurance was given by the Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar while addressing a meeting of Adatiyas (Brokers) held at the Cotton Market.
“The Maharashtra Government is firm on setting up of Business Complex at the vegetable market. Every city has more than one vegetable market. The population is growing in massive proportions. The Cotton Market is heritage site of Nagpur and no injustice would be done to those who are running their businesses here,” Muttemwar asserted.
Muttemwar further said, “Thousands of people get employment here and they earn considerable money to run their families. Every big vegetable market has its own problems like muddy and dirty conditions. Pushing this reason foremost, some people are trying to move the market to another place. But they must know that such conditions prevail in every big market. The garbage and other waste material are generally cleaned in the evening when the market is over. However, the Cotton Market is an exception. The garbage and waste material is deliberately not cleaned. The Krushi Utpanna Bazaar Samiti and the NMC are responsible for this muddy problem,” Muttemwar said with anger writ large on his face.
MAHATMA FULEY MARKET IS AUTHORISED “UPBAZAAR”:
The Nagpur MP further elaborated, “Former Maharashtra Chief Minister the late Vilasrao Deshmukh had given the Mahatma Fuley Market the status of “Upbazaar” and even the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court had upheld the decision and recognized the Market as “Upbazaar.” In this situation, the question of closing down the market doesn’t arise at all,” Muttemwar stressed. Vikas Thakre, who was present at the meeting, assured that the NMC-level problems related to the Market would be resolved soon.
At the outset, the President of Mahatma Fuley Fruit, Vegetable Adatiya (Brokers) Association Sheikh Hussain, in his speech, apprised Muttemwas of the present situation prevailing in the Market. The meeting was attended, apart from Muttemwar and Vikas Thakre, by former Mayor Naresh Gawande, Corporators Harshala Sable, Tanveer Ahmed, Ashfaq Ali, Kannubabu Chaube, Anil Sherekar, Onkar Gulwade, and a large number of brokers, traders, labourers, employees. Ram Mahajan compered the programme and Prakash Kubde proposed a vote of thanks.
430 VEHICLES ARRIVE:
The Mahatma Fuley Market witnessed arrival of 430 small and big transport vehicles laden with vegetables and fruits. Apart from local transport vehicles, some vehicles from other cities even from Belgaon in Karnataka brought cauliflower, tomatoes, chilies etc.