O.P. Dhankar will participate in the 8th China International Agro-Product Trade Fair from November 27 to 29, 2015 at Zhengzhou, China.
Chandigarh, November 25 – A High level delegation of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board led by Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar will participate in the 8th China International Agro-Product Trade Fair from November 27 to 29, 2015 at Zhengzhou, China.
The Delegation has already reached China and during its visit, the delegation would study in depth the level of infrastructure, systems, methods etc being provided in the Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Markets of China. China has significantly improved in terms of post harvest losses in fruits and vegetable in recent years and resultantly income of farmers has increased. This has brought in rural prosperity and has made China to hold number one position in the production of horticulture products in the world. The level of infrastructure in wholesale markets has improved exports in a big way and which is why today Japan and Korea largely depend on imports from China.
On an average 30 per cent damage is caused to fruits and vegetables in the mandis in Haryana whereas it is just one per cent in Saint Charles Market, France, the world’s biggest market. A modern terminal market aiming to be one of the largest markets in the world is being developed at Ganaur, Sonepat of Haryana which would be made functional in the next one and a half to two years. It would be developed according to the conditions favourable to Haryana. There is a possibility of daily arrival of more than 20,000 trucks carrying products in this market. Emphasis would be laid on better packaging, minimising losses and better transportation management. A special purpose vehicle would be developed for this purpose.
The delegation includes MLAs Mr. Sukhvinder Sheoran, Dr. Pawan Saini and Mr. Ghanshyam Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Mr. V.S. Kundu, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mr. Anil Malik and other officers.