Resume online trading for grapes, minister tells DC
Agriculture Minister B C Patil on Tuesday instructed the deputy commissioner to start online trading for the benefit of grape growers.
Chairing a review meeting of his department with the officials here, the Agriculture minister said, 'I have received complaints from the grape growers that they are put to hardships owing to the closure of online trading. The officials should reopen online trading and ensure its continuity.'
'Also, the grape growers are facing acute shortage of dipping oil required for making raisin. The district officials should take necessary steps to procure the oil from neighbouring states,' the minister said.