IEP Chandigarh, October 8, 2022
– In a bid to have a hands-on understanding of modern infrastructure systems, operational modalities and support mechanisms, Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P Dalal visited Rungis Market International in Paris.
Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Sumita Misra and other officers of the delegation, also accompanied the Minister.
The delegation led by the Minister held a meeting with Sh. Stephen Liyani Chairman and CEO, Semmaris International, Sh. Ambroise, Director and, Incharge International Relations of Rungis International. The company is partly owned by the Public and partly by the private sector and providing support in the development of wholesale markets in more than 40 countries.
During the meeting Sh. J.P Dalal expressed concern about farmers’ support system and successful operations of the market.
“Haryana is swiftly moving to establish International Horticulture Market (IIHM) at Ganaur and has set a target to operationalise it by the end of 2024,” said Sh. J.P Dalal.
Chairman Rungis suggested that based on experience the world over, IIHM Ganaur should focus on linking small markets of the catchment area, early bird Incentives to traders, restrictions on retail operations, strong regulations of operation and management, provide performance link incentives to employees, and develop Ganaur Green Transit Hub for distribution of different commodities.
During the visit, the delegation also met with Sh. Javed Ashraf, Ambassador of India in France.
Meanwhile, Sh. Liyani is also Chairman of the World Union of Wholesale Markets( WUWM), he urged Sh. J.P Dalal to visit the Abu Dhabi Food Distribution Hub and participate in the WUWM conference in the last week of October.
The Minister invited the Chairman Rungis/ WUWM to Haryana and discuss further modalities of collaboration and cooperation in future for the success of IIHM, Ganaur.
IIHM being developed at Ganaur
Notably, Haryana State is also developing the India International Horticulture Market (IIHM) at Ganaur near the National capital Delhi in an area of 540 acres on the pattern of Rungis Market. During the discussion, it was brought out that IIHM will be based on the Rungis market with some need-based facilities keeping in view Indian conditions.
This market will cater for the requirement of the 55 million population living in NCR including Delhi for fresh fruit, vegetables, etc.
Rungis Market International is spread over an area of more than 700 acres
Rungis Market International is spread over an area of more than 700 acres and was established in the year 1969. In this market trading of 16 lakh MT of fruits, and vegetables including that fish, meat and dairy products happens annually.