Breaking Bad in Delhi’s Azadpur

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Breaking Bad in Delhi’s Azadpur

Illustration: Cleon Dsouza

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zadpur Mandi in North Delhi is a beehive of activity at 4 am.

At the stroke of the clock, thousands of migrant labourers descend on this 76-acre sprawl to unload tonnes of produce, which starts arriving here around 2.30 am from farms across the country. Housing nearly 2,000 wholesalers and 2,500 commission agents, the mandi has been Asia’s biggest fruits and vegetables marketplace for nearly 40 years now.

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