Good News for the apple producers of J&K


The extension of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for apple procurement in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been approved by The Union Cabinet.

Central Procuring Agency- National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd. (NAFED) will procure the apples through State Designated Agency i.e. Directorate of Planning and Marketing, Department of Horticulture & Jammu & Kashmir Horticulture Processing and Marketing Corporation (JKHPMC), directly from apple farmers of J&K and the payment will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) into Bank account of apple farmers and total 12 LMT of apples can be procured under this scheme. 

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The losses, if any, to be incurred in this operation will be shared between the Central Government and UT administration of J&K on 50:50 basis.  

Source: PIB 

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