Village markets are coming back in KeralaRecently a thread on Mall culture appeared in this forum. Now there is a news that in Kerala the Govt. is all set to encourage village markets. To begin with a thousand such markets are planned.In the beginning this market will concentrate on agricultural products produced in the locality using organic manure. This market will have organically cultivated vegetables, fruits, tubers and food grains. These products will be collected from farmers who produce them domestically, giving them fare price for the products.
In olden days, about 50 to 60 years back in most of the villages in Kerala there were no permanent markets. Weekly once their products would be brought to a common place and sales organized. Together with the agricultural products other household utensils and food related stationery items would be available in the market. The present attempt on the part of the Govt. will perhaps revive the good old system. In such a system the establishment cost will be very less and thereby the products can be made cheaper. Customers will definitely prefer this temporary Malls.