The fruit market of Kerala’s largest city will be opened on November 5.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the department responsible for fruit markets in the city, has asked for permission from the Kerala Government.
“The government is in the process of acquiring the land and construction of the fruit market.
We are in touch with the owners of the adjoining land and will expedite the process in the interest of the citizens of Kolkatan,” KMC Chairman KK Srinivasan told news agency ANI.
A total of 11 fruits and vegetables are being sold at the fruit markets every day.
“Our aim is to cater to the needs of our residents in the future,” Mr Srinivasan said.KMC said that the fruits and veggies sold at its fruit market will be sourced from around the country.
The fruit market in Ernakulam has been a popular gathering place for locals since the late 1990s, when the city was a hub for traders of fruit and vegetables.
“In the last two years, we have seen a rise in demand for fruits and veg, especially during the monsoon season.
Our farmers have also been buying fruit and veggies from foreign markets, such as Singapore, Australia and India,” a KMC official said.