Good news for Kashmiri apple farmers: Government mulls travel in prices

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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir supervision is proposing to boost a cost of apples underneath a Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for apple growers in Kashmir.

NAFED, that is a nodal group for procuring apples, has bound Rs 54, Rs 38 and Rs 15.75 for A , B and C class apples, respectively.

NAFED is assisted by JK Department of Horticulture Marketing and Planning (JKDHMP) in induction and grading of apples during 4 buying centres in Kashmir.

The intrigue was announced by a JK supervision on Aug 12 in perspective of a lockdown and communication besiege in Kashmir.

To date, over 3,000 farmers have purebred themselves with NAFED and JKDHMP.

To inspire some-more farmers to join a intrigue a supervision in now proposing to boost a prices for apples, central sources said.

“We are proposing a travel in a prices of apples that we wish will inspire some-more farmers to come forward,” a comparison supervision officer said.

He pronounced he was assured that C class apples would also fetch tighten to Rs 20 after rates are revised.

“That should captivate some-more farmers to come brazen with their produce,” a central said.

Apples are cultivated on 3.87 lakh hectares in Kashmir. It fetches Rs 8,000 crore annually and supports 7 lakh families.

Kashmir contributes 75 per cent of a apples constructed in India.

Experts trust that a turnover could be most aloft if estimate plants and cold storages are set adult in Kashmir.

Over a years, rice farmers in Kashmir have also shifted to apple tillage as a fruit generates improved earnings and is reduction work intensive.

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