Marble and granite merchants demand an integrated market in Khammam

Posted: Date Posted – 8:34 PM, Wed – 25 May 22

Marble and granite merchants wanted an integrated market established in Khammam.

Khammam: Leaders of the Khammam Marble and Granite Dealers Welfare Association wanted an integrated market at the district headquarters to sell their wares. They called Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar and submitted a representation in support of their claim. They also presented an idol of Lord Krishna made from the famous Rajasthani white marble to the minister.

The representatives’ association explained that it had asked the minister to allocate appropriate space so that all the marble and granite shops could be grouped together. The matter has also come to the minister’s attention in the past, a statement from the association said on Wednesday.

They said the government was establishing fish, meat and vegetable markets in one place. Similarly, about 40 marble and granite shops in the city are to be consolidated into one place by allocating land at government price if necessary.

There were about 400-500 hamalis, 150-200 owners and clerks of marble and granite depended on the granite trade in the city. The minister responded positively and assured to bring the matter to the attention of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the statement added.

Association President Shaik Qasim, General Secretary N Ramesh, Treasurer B Nageswara Rao, Vice Presidents N Anand Kumar and U Gangadhar, Joint Secretary A Chowdary, Executive Members B Chintayya, B Gurujara, M Priyamvadha and others were present.

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