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Telangana Agricultural Minister Urges Farmers To Grow Fruits As They Are In Demand

The Agriculture Minister of Telangana Visited the Azadpur Market and observed the trading practices of its traders and farmers.

Kritika Madhukar
Azadpur Mandi: India's Largest Fruit Market
Azadpur Mandi: India's Largest Fruit Market

Minister of Agriculture, Co-operation and Marketing of Telangana Nirajan Reddy visited the largest fruit market of the nation which is the Azadpur market also known as the Azadpur Mandi. The minister visited the market as a part of his Delhi tour.

The Azadpur market is spread across 90 acres and was constructed in the year of 1975. The market currently generates total revenue of Rs. 100 crore per year.

The agri minister visited the market with the Director of Horticulture L Venkatram Reddy and Principal Secretary of Agriculture Raghunandan Rao. He closely observed the trading of fruits, vegetables, and turmeric in the market also and advised the farmers of the market to grow more fruits as it will help them to boost their incomes and will also meet the high demands of fruits in the market.

The Telangana Agriculture minister stated on Friday, that the state government is planning to construct a fruit market in the district of Rangareddy, Koheda village. The new fruit market will be spread across 178 acres.

The state government's motive behind this initiative is that they want to encourage farmers to grow more fruits, to meet the demand of the large population. The Telangana Warehouse Development Corporation has also established a cold storage unit to store large quantities of fruits.

While communicating with the market’s farmers, traders, and officials, Niranjan Reddy said that the demand for fruits has increased in the past few years and it will only continue to increase over the upcoming years. He also stated that while agricultural crops have a large area of cultivation, horticultural crops are more important and valuable.

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