Traders and farmers are hoping for better sales this Pongal as arrivals pick up.
What’s it about? At the Koyambedu Wholesale Market, sales are picking up steam at the Pongal Sandhai. Farmers and traders are hoping for better business with more arrivals from Wednesday evening. The Sandhai is organised every year to help farmers and traders from across the state sell their produce.
- ₹1,500 is the charge fixed for a lorry load of sugarcane by the Koyambedu Market Management Committee. 50 lorries arrived at the market with sugar cane and turmeric.
- Some traders said private buses parked on the market road are a hindrance in the mornings. The Committee has taken steps to improve the traffic flow and reduce the use of plastic.
Who said what? One committee official said they’re monitoring the use of disposable plastic bags at the market. Last year, about 4,000 kg of plastic bags were seized. A Karthik, a farmer from Madurai, is selling a bundle of 15 sugarcane for ₹150-200, but sales aren’t good.