Villagers, vendors suffer as Carmona lacks market complex

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September 5, 2013 at 11:44 am #4616

Even 50 years after liberation, Carmona village has no fish and vegetable market complex as the panchayat is allegedly dragging its feet to take up construction despite a gram sabha resolution demanding a market complex.

Consumables including fruits, vegetables, meat and fish are sold by the roadsides and despite a long-pending demand from the people for several years there has been no headway in building the market complex.

Villagers point out that though the gram sabha had passed a resolution demanding a proper market place a couple of years ago, nothing much has happened thereafter as the panchayat body has failed to act.

Villagers claimed that they have to face a lot of hardships.

as they have to battle nature and compromise on hygiene for buying their daily requirements. They also claimed that since the temporary market is by the roadside, it often leads to traffic congestions especially in the mornings.

A villager Franklin Antao said that the market complex is badly needed in Carmona adding the village panchayat is yet to implement a gram sabha resolution of building a market complex. The panchayat had also claimed that they had sent a letter to the collectorate in this regard, he said.

Fatima Fernandes, who sells pork at the market, said, “We need a proper market place as we presently have to face dust, heat and  rain. We also have to pay the owner of the land from where we are currently operating as it is a private property. Once the market complex is ready, we all will be very happy to shift there.”

A fisherman Maron Dias said, “It is difficult to sell fish in the open as it loses its freshness when it comes in contact with the sun. Hence we need a proper shelter.”

The sarpanch Lavita Dias could not be contacted.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Villagers, vendors suffer as Carmona lacks market complex

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