this Scheme the development and strengthening of
agricultural marketing infrastructure. Basic marketing infrastructure has been provided in the 26 Mandis which were economically weak & in Kandi & border area with the outlay of Rs. 53 crore.
4 lakh Plastic Crates have been distributed to the farmers on 50% subsidy .
Maize Drying Centre:-
Punjab Mandi Board has established two maize drying centers at Sub Yard Saila Khurd market committee Garhshankar and New Grain Market Nawan Shahar with the cost of 19.67 Crores. One maize drying center has four dryers each capacity of 16 tones i.e. total capacity 64 tones per batch. Punjab Mandi Board decided to establish three more drying centers(capacity 4-6 tones) at Bhogpur, Hoshiarpur and Machhiwara in financial year 2014-15.