The Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-IV) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council headed by its Chairman, Ramesh Arora today visited the office of Director Horticulture, Planning& Marketing at Fruit Market Narwal here and took stock of its functioniong and problems being faced by the business community dealing with fruit and vegetable etc.The other members of the committee who accompanied included, legislators, Vibod Gupta, Girdhari Lal Raina and S Charanjeet Singh.On the occasion, a number of delegations of Fruit and Vegetable market, including Fruit &Vegitable Association Narwal met with the Committee members and apprised about the aproblems being faced by the business community and all those visiting the market with their daily business activities. They highlighted the important issues of the market relating to the improvement in basic facilities like sanitation, power infrastructure, drinking water, street lights, installation of CCTV Cameras, transfer of lease hold right, security and other allied issues for smooth running of their business and demanded upgradation of these facilities on priority.
The Committee gave patinet hearing to the problems of the traders and Memebrs of the Association and assured that the same will be discussed at the appropriate fora for their early redressal. They also issued necessary instructions to the officers of Horticulture Marketing to look into the basic issues and take immediate steps to redress these.The Committee also directed the Director Horticulture, Planning & Marketing to formulate a DPR for the expansion of Fruit &Vegitable Market, Narwal and submit the same to the Government in view of the increased business activities as this is the only terminal market of the Jammu Division catering to the work laod. The Committee observed that in view of the unprecedented business activities and to ease out the crowd, a durable and sufficinet infrastructure is required for efficient functioning of this business hub of Jammu.Director Horticulture, Planning & Marketing, Nazim Z Khan, Director Horticulture, Anuradha Gupta and other senior officer of both these organizations, besides senior officers of Council Secretariat were also present in the meeting.