There are 5 Uzhavar sandhais in Sampath Nagar, Periyar Nagar, Perundurai, Gobi and Sathyamangalam in Erode district. The farmer’s market is open from 6 am to 10 am.
Farmers bring their produce directly from various parts of the district to the farmers’ market and trade in their allotted areas. For this they have been given a separate identity card. The crowds here are always high as vegetables are sold at low price here than elsewhere.
Corona preventive measures are being followed in the market. The shops are set up in keeping with the social space. In this situation, a large crowd was present at the farmers’ market in Sampath Nagar, Periyar, Erode, ahead of the Pongal festival.
There were 113 shops in Sampath Nagar. 23 tonnes of vegetables were sold in Erode Sampath Nagar, 8 tons in Periyar Nagar, officials said. Vegetables were sold for Rs 7 lakh 3 thousand in Sampath Nagar market and Rs 2 lakh 4 thousand in Periyar Nagar market.