Mangaluru: Rains wreak havoc as fruits, vegetables destroyed at APMC yard

Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, May 18: Rains coupled with wind that lashed the city in the morning on Monday May 18, badly damaged vegetables and fruits at Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) yard in Baikampady which were brought for sale.

Vendors who had come from various parts of the districts to start weekly sale, faced heavy losses after their produce got washed away into drains as many of them were unable to shift the fruits and vegetables bags to safer places before the heavy downpour began.

“We have lost vegetables worth over thousands of rupees due to the sudden rain as we were not prepared for it. The district administration shifted the market from Mangaluru central market over here few weeks ago as a measure to prevent spreading of coronavirus. But after the shifting was done, the district administration is least bothered about the facilities and issues at APMC here,” said Raghava, a fruit vendor who came from Car Street.

“First of all there is a heavy decline in business after coronavirus outbreak. We are forced to run our business here at APMC by the district administration. For the sake of public safety, we agreed to the same. Today’s rain should be an eye opener for the administration. They should act quickly and make arrangements for smooth trade in the upcoming rainy season,” said Abdul Jabbar, a vegetable vendor.




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  • Roshan Madtha, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Apmc got nce huge buildings instead of selling vegetables inside the building they just dump on road and sell
    Vendors are responsible for his situation.

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    For that we need answer from our Dear MLA and MP.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Administration must give weather forecast to vegetable sellers like fishermen. So on particular time they must avoid the sales and keeping stock. We want educated representative to guide us. That is the main problem. And no understanding between the administration.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Last 2 months totally lockdown. Export is stop. Import is stop. Its a fruits season. Still the prices are so high. Now fruits are getting destroyed in APMC market. Sell for normal price so that everybody can efford it

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  • Thomas Miranda, Alangar - Moodbidri/Kuwait

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Whether it is Corona Pandemic or Natural disasters or Riots: The most affected by all of these are the poorest of the poor. Rich people provides enough for all these beforehand. Reality of this World.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Good alternative arrangements should have been made before closing Central Market.What happened to the court case? As there is a lockdown there are no protests.Opposition in sealdown mode. The shopkeepers and labourers are suffering a double blow.

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    MCC not even put tiles or tar on ground. It's a simple commonsense. They just want to construct new market sanctioning crores of Rupees.
    No money to do some basic facilities. Is there any consultant for MCC?

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 18 2020

    On the one hand we have these horrendous pictures ...

    and on the other over-dramatised announcements of $5 trillion in TRANCHes by the uneducated leaders.

    How India is falling so badly right now!

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Mon, May 18 2020

    There are so many empty buildings why these vendors are not allowed in these buildings. Charge decent rent/tax for them and allow them inside the buildings. chamchas nowadays just looking for unnecessary issues. Have you visited the central market earlier during the rain? The condition was worst than this with bad rotten smell everywhere.

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    They will be getting compensation from 20 Lakh crore....

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  • Veeramani Velayuthan, MANGALORE

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Effects of cyclone AMPHAN

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  • Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    all the politicians should be blamed for not providing basic facilities ,atleast they should have concern to come and visit the following yard and helping the vendors out.
    Myself visited the yard this morning people don’t have proper toilets to use,.And this is the way we are fighting covid-19 with zero hygiene .vegetables fallen on floor in this yard and people are going to eat the same

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, May 18 2020

    This is unbelievable but true that this rain has caused a terrible loss for the vendors who had come to APMC yard to make their weekly purchase of fruits and vegetable. Already their business has come down due to COVID-19. This will have a great effect on everyone who buy fruits and vegetables for their daily needs. I felt very bad looking at the pictures of the good being washed away in the floods caused by this rain. Thanks to Daijiworld for posting the pictures.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Please Wreck Corona Virus from our Districts ...

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  • Sainik, mangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    73 years post independence we Indians are still living in this pathetic unhygienic situation.
    Its a tight slap on every politicians face

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  • Neri neerude, Neerude

    Mon, May 18 2020

    There is no relief to the vendors or the farmers either from corona or with rain.pity on them

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  • C P J, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 18 2020

    It’s sad to see the traders go thru hardship at the APMC Yard Baikampady, but we thank the MCC for providing alternate arrangements in these days of lock down and shifting the veg and fruit market and making it available to the general public. The major concern however is the fruits market being operating at APMC the traders have started selling their fruits in the two main roads and the footpaths inspite of apmc having a spacious market area. The police too have not been seriously implementing traffic parking rules to Traders who have started blocking the approach roads and the footpaths with absolutely no regard for social distancing norms.

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  • Madhava Krishnan, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Fury of God..may increase in coming days. Sin multiplied. All countries stored destructive weapons to harm others. Are we become bigger than Almighty God. In the name of development we go on doing bad things against universe.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Looking at the pictures clearly shows nature showing its anger on mankind.On the other hand corona virus has made man's life miserable and now rains destruction.O God please save us.we bow our head to you.

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Total failures from the Peoples Representatives and from the District Administration.
    Where is the District in-charge Minister?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 18 2020

    Since more than fifteen days clouds were there here in coastal areas sometimes with drizzles and almost everyday with lightning.... Why proper arrangements are not done when knowing rains are very near...?0 Even there was a news of cyclone... Rains are right they showed signs much before its arrival Why humans were lagged behind for preparation of the same...? Always crying/blaming/screaming loss happened.. loss happened. For your negligence please don't hold responsible for the rain which is accurate on its arrival... Understand the nature... and live with the nature... Consider you people are lucky enough rain came very late here whereas other places rained much in advance... We are not happy at all times..

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