Numerous farmers staged a protest in entrance of the Uzhavar Sandhai (farmers’ market) in Vaniyambadi close to Tirupattur to take away encroachments, primarily hawkers and petty retailers, as they have an effect on their enterprise out there.
At current, the farmers’ market, which has over 50 retailers, operates close to a open land on the centre of the city because it was established a decade in the past. The open land close to the market has been used primarily for the weekly market and as a playground. Encroachments, primarily roadside retailers together with greens and fruits retailers, have come up over time, affecting the move of shoppers to the farmers’ market that function between 7 a.m. and a pair of p.m. on all days together with Sundays. “Petty shops in front of themarket are affecting our business,” mentioned Okay. Murugan, a farmer.
More than 100 petty retailers, pushcarts and hawkers are positioned close to the farmers’ market. Most of those retailers are positioned close to one of many entrances of the market, blocking simple entry of shoppers to the market. Farmers out there have been complaining for lengthy asking authorities to take away the encroachments in entrance of the market.
Officials from the horticulture division and police reached the spot and pacified the farmers. Shopkeepers and hawkers have been advised to vacate and arrange their retailers elsewhere.