In a bid to make fresh and non-toxic food items available to people living in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Agricultural Marketing department is going to set up an organic market at Eco Park in New Town which is close to Salt Lake – the IT hub of the state.
An 18 cottah plot has been allotted by Hidco to the State Agricultural Marketing department for setting up the organic market, which will be fairly large in size. The market will be set up close to the gate number four of Eco Park in New Town. Various food items such as vegetables, rice, pulses, tea, spices and other edible products, all organically grown, will be sold in this market. The state government’s idea is to reach out to people with these healthy food items. Only government approved quality organic food grown by farmers across the state will be sold in this market. Organic manure and organic pesticides will be used to produce these food items.