Andhra government to open Janata Bazzars

South India

The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to open around 22,000 YSR Janata Bazaars to make available essential items for people in villages and towns across the state during the lockdown being implemented to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has asked the officials to work on strengthening cold chain and processing networks in agriculture sector to support the YSR Janata Bazaars, news agency ANI quoted a CMO press release.

The proposal was mooted after the CM took stock of the agriculture department affairs at a review meeting held at camp office on Monday. He said that about 11,000 Rythu bharosa centres and village secretariats were already started functioning in the state and they should be supplemented YSR Janata Bazaars.

The officials have been asked to identify the spots where the bazars could be set up to ensure the delivery of essentials to all households. He has also instructed the officials to strengthen cold storage and processing networks in the agriculture sector to support the proposed Janata Baazars.

"Amidst the pandemic, markets and the Rythu bazaars have been decentralised and those locations can also be used as Janata Bazaars," the CM Said.

He also instructed that the minimum support price for farm produce should be ensured in the state (with inputs from ANI).

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