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Bengal govt to set up market for ornamental plants

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Kolkata, July 5 (UNI) The West Bengal government has decided to set up a terminal market for ornamental plants at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas, state food processing secretary S S Ahuja said.

''We are looking for land at Baruipur to set up the market.

The construction work will be commenced after the completion of land acquisition process,'' Mr Ahuja said on the sidelines of a business meet last evening.

''This would be the first exclusine market for ornamental plants in the country,'' he added.

The Rabo Bank had recommended setting up of three terminal markets in the state. Acting on these recommendations, the state food processing department has decided to set up fruits' market at Dankuni, vegetables' market at Barasat and ornamental plants' market at Baruipur.

Besides, the department is planning to set up a chain of modern retail outlets exclusively for ornamental and floriculture products.

State food processing and horticulture minister Mohanta Chatterjee said six food parks in West Bengal are in the offing.

The state already has four food parks.

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