Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to set up two farmers’ markets in each tehsil of the province, according to a news source. As per officials, the provincial executive aims to ensure the provision of fruits and vegetables to consumers at affordable rates – as well as to facilitate farmers.
KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the relevant authorities to identify dedicated areas for these markets in each tehsil, and to allocate spaces to farmers without charging any market fee or deducting any commissions.
The CM, along with the Chief Secretary KP, issued these directives to the district administration, after consultation with the District Agricultural Officers. They stipulated that the markets should be conveniently located and accessible to both the farmers and the consumers.
The relevant commissioners in each area will take the lead in this project, and will have all the departments, including Local Government and Agriculture, at their disposal. In addition, the Performance Management and Reforms Unit (PMRU) will monitor this project on a daily basis.