LDCMMC has been working diligently to create and maintain clean markets. Cleanliness staff works round the clock and employs a staff of well managed workers for this purpose. A cleaning manual is in the process of being issued to ensure standard cleaning procedures.
The Model Market Concept
There are a total of 114 Cattle Markets in Punjab.Of these, 10 Cattle Markets will be converted to Model Cattle Markets. The 2 largest Cattle Markets of Lahore Division, Shahpur Kanjran Lahore and Sheikhupura Cattle Market, are a part of this process. The Sheikhupura Market has already been converted into a Cattle Market; work on Shahpur Kanjran is in progress.So,how will the Model Market be different from the traditional Market?
The Model Markets will not only be paved and provide free facilities, they will also contain modern banking facilities and the much acclaimed E-tagging system. The banking system will help to include the huge undocumented economy that spans tens of billions of rupees each year into the mainstream economy.On the other hand, theE-tagging system will not only help to track animals and eliminate theft, but also help generate insightful new data for the Cattle Market. The system willalso be used to track health records for each Ruminant. This system is the first step towards a strong, export oriented Cattle Market based on modern lines.
An End Of The Commission Mafia
In past, different commission mafias were operating in the Traditional Cattle Markets. Some commission mafia agents sold Ruminants to buyers and charged commission fees. This practice increased the prices of Ruminants being sold in the market. Buyers and innocent citizens hesitated from visiting the Cattle Markets. There were some buyers who didn’t pay the full price of the Ruminants and charged commission fee from sellers. LDCMMC has abolished all such practices from the Cattle Markets. Warnings are given to all commission mafia agents and no entry of agents is allowed inside premises of the market.
A New Pioneer Has Arrived
The LDCMMC has been tasked with the establishment, organization, maintenance, and promotion of the Cattle Markets of Lahore Division. These include the Shahpur Kanjran Cattle Market, the Sheikhupura Model Cattle Market, the Nankana Sahib Cattle Market, the Kasur Cattle Market and the Pattoki Cattle Market.
The LDCMMC seeks to create fairness and transparency in the Cattle Markets by eliminating Cattle Mafias, provide free and high quality basic services to both Ruminants and traders, and cooperate with reputed organizations to promote the Cattle breeds of Pakistan, both domestically and internationally. LDCMMC aims to provide a range of free and outsources services.
The free services include water and power, veterinary services, animal loading/unloading, parking, cleaning, toilets, and security. The outsourced services include fodder shops, hotels/canteens, ornamental shops, banks, tea stall, medical stores, and a dormitory. The outsourced services are provided after a strenuous tendering process. Prices are strictly maintained in accordance with the prevailing market rates.