Ujjain: A special meeting of the Chimanganj Krishi Upaj Mandi Committee was convened on Thursday following strike called by the Loaders Association demanding weighing of 50 to 60 kg of agricultural produce of farmers in the mandi.

Mandi committee president Bahadur Singh Bormundla informed that the strike was called by the Loaders Association to demand weighing 50-60 kg of agricultural produce in place of 90 kg of agricultural produce in Mandi, in which the farmers and traders were called.

Since there was to be a shortage of weight while weighing, the rates of loading and weighing also to be reduced in proportion to the weight and the new rates were already determined by the Mandi committee protesting which the loaders went on strike.

He informed that the Mandi Board has proposed to decide on maintaining similar rates of loading and weighing in the mandis across Madhya Pradesh till September 30, but the loader unions launched their strike. The farmers and traders coming in the Chimanganj Krishi Upaj Mandi had to suffer losses due to the closure of the mandis and the image of Mandi also got bleak in the Ujjain division as no strike has been done by in this regard in any mandi.

According to Bormundla, a notice was given to the Loaders Association to start the mandi, but they showed no positive response. During special meeting of the Mandi committee a unanimous resolution was passed that if they did not start the mandi and did not end their strike by July 30, the license of the Association’s officer-bearers will be suspension or terminated proceedings for alternate arrangements will also be taken-up.

Discussion over sanitation arrangements at vegetable market

A meeting was called by the Chimanganj Mandi Committee president Bahadur Singh Bormundla on Thursday with regarding to a strike notice from July 27 served by the by the vegetable market traders on the issue of cleanup in the vegetable market. Ujjain Municipal Corporation health officer BS Mehte along with the sanitation mate and the traders were also present in the meeting.

Due to not being satisfied with the current cleaning system, the municipal corporation officials were made aware of the systematic form of upcoming cleaning, keeping additional dustbins, adequate sanitation and adequate water clearance on the covered-shades. It was assured by the municipal corporation that further improvement in the cleaning system would be done. In this connection, traders were also instructed to put the waste in the dustbins, otherwise the Mandi Committee will impose penalty on them.

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