Bellampalli vegetable market sans facilities
Bellampalli: The vegetable vendors and smalltime traders were facing untold hardships at the vegetable market yard at Bellampalli in Adilabad...
Bellampalli: The vegetable vendors and smalltime traders were facing untold hardships at the vegetable market yard at Bellampalli in Adilabad district. Every day they were bearing the brunt of the heat, leave alone the hardships when it rains. Moreover, there were no developmental activities taking place to upgrade the facilities at the market yard either by the municipality or the government. The market does not have even a weighing machine to weigh the unloaded vegetables. Farmers in large numbers from Bellampalli, Nennela, Bhimini and Tandur mandals come to this market to sell their vegetables. There are more women traders here than men. Although the Bellampalli municipality receives lakhs of rupees by way of taxes from the Rythu Bazaar every year, it is surprising as to why it did not take measures to improve the facilities at the market yard. The vegetable vendors were lamenting that neither the government nor the municipality made any arrangements even to provide drinking water at the market. Although works relating to the construction of a building for the market yard were taken up with great fanfare 10 years ago, the management of the Singareni Collieries claimed that the land on which it was being constructed belonged to it and prevented the works from being taken up. What is more, even the MPs and MLAs of the region have remained indifferent towards the development of the vegetable market yard. Right now, the traders were carrying out their business by setting up make-shift sheds on the roads. The women traders were being put to lot of inconveniences due to lack of toilets and drinking water facilities. The small traders from the villages alleged that some vested interests formed a mafia and were exercising control over the market yard. They were even controlling the purchase and sale of vegetables and threatening the vendors, they alleged.