Indore: IIM Indore’s blueprint for mandi uplift

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is planning a blueprint to put things in the systematic order at the agriculture mandies in the city. A team of management students and professor are conducting a the survey to collate the problems of the farmers and traders and subsequently they will be suggest measures to improve the management of the mandies.

A team of management scholars led by Professor Ashutosh of IIM Indore are conducting a survey in Sanyogitaganj and Laxmibai Nagar Aanj Mandi to understand the problems of the farmers and traders from last few months. During the visit of Saiyad Ahmad Kidwai, MD, MP State Marketting Board, at Laxmibai Nagar Aanaj Mandi on Saturday, the team did a survey on farmers and traders.

Later Kidwai held a meeting with all stakeholders of the Mandi, including ADM Kailsah Wankhede, Mandi Secretary Satish Patel, Mandi traders Association President Manoj Kala, traders and farmers. ADM Wankhede informed told FP the survey of IIM team is about to be over. On Saturday they conducted the last survey. Now, on the basis of the facts they received in the survey, will suggest measures to improve the management of the both the Mandies.

Manoj Kala, president mandi traders association, said that the shifting of the Sanyogitaganj Mandi to Kailod Kartal was also discussed. Presently the Sanyogitaganj Mandi is working in a 16-acre area, while the proposed Mandi at Kailod Kartal would be developed at 57 acre. We have suggested Kidwai to expand the area of the new Mandi because as the trade is increasing in this area will be also be shorter in short future. However, the Board MD has assured to consider over it.

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