Press Esc to close
Sunday 05 July 2015
News updated at 2:05 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

New APMC yard houses cattle

Last updated: 02 January, 2011
Shidlaghatta, Jan 2, DH News Service:

They were to be the venue for the shandy, but residentsí protests left them in disuse

Unused & Misused: The newly constructed APMC yard at Jangamakote in Shidlaghatta taluk have become a hub of illegal activities. (Right) The yard in disuse. DH photosThe newly-constructed APMC yard at Jangamakote in Shidlaghatta in the taluk are hosting activities completely unrelated to the objective of constructing them. They are used as cattle yards and for dumping garbage.

That is because they are left unused following protests from residents living nearby, who did not want their neighbourhood to be flooded by people on the shandy day and vegetable garbage.

As a result, the shandy, to be held at the APMC yard, has been shifted elsewhere.
The yard was constructed under the REF 13th Rural Shandy Improvement Scheme in March, 2010. The yard, inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa and former minister V Muniyappa, cost Rs. 10 to construct. Basavapatna Byre Gowda, APMC Director and others contributed to the construction.

In place of shandies

The yard was built at the location of the weekly shandy that used to be held in the Jangamakote on Thursdays.

Farmers from neighbouring villages brought their produce to the shandy thronged by traders from entire district and neighbouring Bangalore Rural district including Vijayapura.
However, due to protests from the residents in the vicinity, the shandy was shifted to Ghatamaranahalli Cross popularly known as Jangamakote Cross in the town.

Refusal

The fair is now being held on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays. The traders, very conveniently, refused to shift to the new yard.

However, the new shandy venue is posing many problems to farmers, traders and commuters.

Unlike the APMC yard that is spacious and has better infrastructure, the fair at Jangamakote Cross is crowded and congested as farmers and traders sell their produce on the road.

As a result the roads are choc-a-bloc with traders and buyers, hindering vehicle traffic on one of the busiest roads in the town.

Rotting vegetables

The real horror for the people and commuters who frequent Jangamakote Circle begins the very next day of the fair. The traffic circle is ridden with heaps of waste and rotting vegetables strewn by farmers and traders.

The situation turns worse during rain, when decomposing vegetables mixed with stagnating water begin stinking and pose serious health risks.

The weekly shandy at Jangamakote should be either shifted to APMC yard or to Mushraf Building in Hosapet in the town as basic amenities cannot be provided at the existing location, says T Anjinappa, member, Kalyanpur Gram Panchayat.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Kalari Academy of performing Arts students presenting Kalaripayattu...

Kalari Academy of performing Arts students presenting Kalaripayattu...

Actor Prakash Rai at a photography exibition on Tigers in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Actor Prakash Rai at a photography exibition on Tigers in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Sky Diving Demo in Chennai...

Sky Diving Demo in Chennai...

Cadets of officers Training Academy performing free fall para jumping from AN 32 Aircraft...

Cadets of officers Training Academy performing free fall para jumping from AN 32 Aircraft...

Villagers cross Rambi Ara River...

Villagers cross Rambi Ara River...

British Grand Prix 2015...

British Grand Prix 2015...

Derailed coaches of a goods train after collision with a truck in Purulia district in West Bengal...

Derailed coaches of a goods train after collision with a truck in Purulia district in West Bengal...

Stray cows jumped the barricade to eat the grass in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru...

Stray cows jumped the barricade to eat the grass in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru...

Labourers extract sand from the Jhelum River in Srinagar on Saturday....

Labourers extract sand from the Jhelum River in Srinagar on Saturday....

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with singer Mika Singh during the launch of an Eid song...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with singer Mika Singh during the launch of an Eid song...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523