Panchkula: Manohar Lal Khattar launches two markets for farmers

The chief minister also lays foundation stone of four projects.

By: Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:October 25, 2016 11:18 am
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To provide skill and technical training to the youth, a Polytechnic-cum-Multi Skill Training Centre will be constructed in Sector 20, Panchkula. The foundation stone of the Rs 33 crore-project was laid by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Monday. The training centre will be constructed on about five acres at a cost of more than Rs 33 crore and will provide skill and technical training to the youth to make them employable. More than 55 skill-based courses will be provided at the centre, which is likely to be completed within two years.

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Apart from the training centre, Khattar also inaugurated the farmers’ market constructed by Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) in Sector 20. Built over 1.50 acres at a cost of more than Rs 20 lakh, the farmers’ market include 84 raised platforms, one farmer registration centre, two sale outlets, one retail outlet booth, 100 weighing scales of 20-kilogram capacity and rate display board.

While the farmers bringing their produce to this market would get 20 per cent more than the market rate, the consumers would be benefitted, as the produce would be available at prices that are 20 per cent less.

Khattar also visited the cold store and inspected the facilities for grading and packaging of vegetables and fruits.

The chief minister also inaugurated the Apple Market constructed over 3.3 acres with an investment of Rs 4.03 crore. Two blocks were constructed in this market, with 24 shops in Block A and 20 in Block B.

Apart from the inauguration of completed projects, Khattar also laid the foundation stones of four new projects, including the expansion of the Mansa Devi shrine.

Owing to the paucity of time, he unveiled the foundation stone of two lifts at Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Rs 47 lakh and foundation stone of expansion of periphery of Mata Mansa Devi Temple at Rs 91.78 lakh at the grain market. The foundation stones would be soon moved to the temple premises.

He also laid the foundation stone of labor shelters in New Grain Market, Sector 20, with an estimated cost of Rs 1.31 crore.

The chief minister also inaugurated the tertiary treatment plant that has already started functioning in May. Constructed at a cost of Rs 55 crore in Sector 20, the plant will provide 25 MLD tertiary water supply to parks and green belts in Panchkula. It had already started supplying water to Golf Park, Sector 3, in May this year.