September 2020 News

Price Stabilisation Interventions Extended For Fruits, Vegetables In J&K

7 September 2020

Srinagar: The Government of India has extended the price stabilisation interventions under the Operation Greens scheme for fruit and vegetables produced in Jammu and Kashmir to extend support to the farmers and prevent distress sale. 'As part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, GoI announces extension of price stabilisation interventions under 'Operation Greens' scheme to all notified fruit and vegetables; the initiative will support fruit and vegetable farmers and prevent distress sale,' the government said in a tweet on Monday. According to Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal's order, the ministry will bear 50 per cent of the transportation cost from productions clusters to consumption centres or cost for storage of the produce up to three months, if the price of the crop falls below the average of last three years or below 15 per cent of last year's price. The fruits and vegetables covered under the scheme in Jammu and Kashmir include apple, pear, almond, capsicum, carrot cucumber, okra, orange, kinnow and lemon.