Gopal Rai said, “Today the meeting of the budget of all the APMCs and DAMB was held to discuss the outcomes of last year’s budget and to put forward the new budget of 2021–2022. We discussed in detail and passed plans that focused on the development, expansion and making the infrastructure of the wholesale markets of Delhi. The Delhi government is committed to the development and expansion of Mandis and creating better infrastructure.”
During this meeting, it was noted that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, all the wholesale markets of Delhi had performed well, recording a good amount of surplus.
For DAMB, the overall income or receipt of the Board in the Revised Estimate (RE) 2020-2021 has been projected to the tune of Rs. 7,718.50 lakh against a total expenditure of Rs. 6,832.15 and the surplus is of Rs. 886.35 lakh.
Similarly in the 2021-2022 Budget Estimate, the overall income or receipts has been projected to the tune of Rs. 40 063.50 lakh against the expenditure of Rs. 34,855 lakh, thereby resulting in a surplus of (+) Rs.5,208.50.
The Tikri Khampur wholesale market is a crucial mandi in Delhi. In a bid to develop this market, the Delhi government has sanctioned Rs. 70 Crore in the meeting chaired by Shri Gopal Rai. An amount of Rs. 4 Crore was sanctioned for the development of the fruit and vegetable market of Ghazipur. The Delhi government has also sanctioned Rs.132.12 Crore for the development of the Ghazipur poultry market, and Rs. 100 Crore for.the development of the Gazipur flower market.
The budget for the following APMCs was passed during this crucial meeting: Azadpur, Narela, Keshopur, Ghazipur, the flower market of Ghazipur, Najafgarh, and the fruit and vegetable market of Ghazipur.