'Market, a hub of diseases'

'Market, a hub of diseases'

Minister suggests that marriage hall next to it should not be used

District In-charge Minister Mumtaz Ali Khan inspecting the Market area in Chikkaballapur on Saturday. City Municipal Council President M Prakash, Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, Zilla Panchayat Deputy Secretary Zulfikarulla are seen. dh photo

He was speaking after inspecting the cleanliness at Market area in Chikkaballapur on Saturday. “The market area here is filled with filth and has become a breeding ground for various diseases,” he added. 

The minister noted that vegetables and greens were sold on the ground which was unclean. He said that during rainy season the ground would be wet resulting in the formation of slush. These in turn would pollute vegetables and a result affect people who consume these items, he added.

Hence, emphasis would be laid for the early construction of  a state of the art market, Khan said. An ideal place will be selected among every 5 to 6 villages in the district where weekly shandy will be held, expressed Khan who said that steps would be taken to ensure that all essential items are available to villagers near their villages, he added.

Unscientific way

City Municipal Council President M Prakash who spoke on the occasion said the animals were slaughtered in unscientific way in the meat market.

There is a need for the construction of slaughterhouse in the market.

A proposal of Rs 1.5 crore has been sent to government for the construction of meat and fish market in the market premises. The meat shops are now spread in a wide area in market, he added.

Prakash said that with the cooperation of minister the state of the art market could be constructed at the earliest.

Marriage hall

The minister also visited Jamaat-Ahle-Islam Marriage hall which is adjacent to the market. Mumtaz Ali Khan suggested that the hall should not be used for marriage or other functions as the surrounding area was highly polluted.

He said that action would be taken to construct a marriage hall at Honnenahalli on the outskirts of City, where Wakf has four acres of land.

Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, Zilla Panchayat Deputy Secretary Zulfikarulla, Jamaat-Ahle-Islam President Mohammed Kalimulla, Secretary Jiyauddin and others were present on the occasion.

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