In terms of arrivals, Azadpur Fruit & Vegetable Market is the biggest Fruit & Vegetable market in Asia. This is the market of national importance as it has assumed the character of a National Distribution Centre for important fruits like Apple, Banana, Orange, Mango and Vegetables like Potato, Onion, Garlic & Ginger.
This market was constructed by DDA in 1977 & the allotments of Shops to Traders have been made by DDA. There are about 3664 Commission Agents/Wholesalers in regulated market & the purpose of regulation is to ensure orderly marketing to safeguard the interests of both producers/sellers and consumers by eliminating various malpractices like under-weighment, short payment, delayed payments, unauthorised deductions & indulgence of too many intermediaries. The aim is to ensure economic. legal and infrastructural conditions conducive to competitive marketing.