Introduction: A village market is a place where
the villagers met to buy and sell things. It is a buying and selling centre for
the villagers. Generally it sits every morning and evening. Besides, big
markets sit once or twice a week.Place/where held: A village market is generally held
at the junction to roads or by the side of a river or a canal. Large banyan
trees are let grown to give shade and shelter. Kinds of village market: There are two kinds of village market.
They are daily market and weekly market. Daily market is called bazar. It sits
daily in the evening and morning. Weekly market is called hat. It sits once or
twice a week in the evening. Description/Arrangement of shops: A village market has three parts
like open space. Temporary and permanent shed. In the open space the sellers
sit in rows. Fish, milk, fruits, betel leaves vegetables, etc. is sold there.
In the temporary sheds oil, rice, salt, pepper etc. are sold. Some grocers,
tailors, doctors, potters sit in the permanent shed.Usefulness/Utility/Advantage: The village market is very useful
to the villagers. Here they get all things of daily use. It saves the villagers
from going to distant places to buy things. It is the meeting place of the villagers.
The villagers find a social and friendly life here. Conclusion: The village market does great
service to the rural people. It is the backbone of the rural economy.