Now, a web portal for veggie prices

Now, a web portal for veggie prices

The KR Puram Market Association will soon launch a web portal complete with up-to-date details of prices of vegetables sold at various markets across the City. Once operational, the portal will enable both farmers and consumers get the best bargain.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Yele Srinivas, President, KR Puram Market Association, said,
“The aim is to bring farmers under one roof and create a network among them. Not only will the prices of vegetables be updated every half an hour but also contact numbers of farmers who visit any market will be published on the website.”

The website will also function as an informative tool for farmers by providing information and tips on various aspects of farming, fertilisers, commercial crops, new technologies in farming, crop production among others, Srinivas added.

Meanwhile, consumers can also look up the prices of vegetables and shop at the market of their choice, said Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha president Kodihalli Chandrashekhar.

Presently, the members are taking help from techies of various MNCs and volunteers to set up the website. “We will launch the portal within two months. We have also contacted the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and requested him to inaugurate the portal,” Srinivas added.

The association members maintained that they will also coordinate with age-old markets in the City such as KR Market, Yeshwantpur Market, among others for the project. They added that along with prices of vegetables sold at various markets, contact numbers of mandis stationed at markets will be updated in a phased manner.

CCTV cameras, generators

Members of the KR Puram Market Association said that they are planning to install as many as 60 CCTV cameras in the market. Waste generators and solar power generators will also be set up.

It will cost an estimated Rs one crore to set up the website along with the above facilities. Apart from traders pooling in money, citizens, local corporators, among others are funding the project, association members said. KR Puram market attracts more than 5,000 people on a daily basis and around 2,000 farmers from Mysuru, Hassan, outskirts of City and even Tamil Nadu, visit the market.