Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 3: The Department of Horticulture Planning & Marketing is making hectic preparation for the smooth operationalization of the MIS (Market Intervention Scheme) recently launched by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for benefit of the horticulture sector in the Valley.
Imam Din, Director Horticulture Planning & Marketing has been touring the selected Mandis for the scheme and taking stock of the preparations being made by the department in this regard to run the scheme without any hurdle.
According to Director Horticulture (P&M), the government is planning to procure about 12 lakh MT this year under this scheme. He further said that the scheme is going to play a vital role in increasing the growth of Horticulture sector in J&K.
He said that the scheme will safe guard the apple growers and traders from distress sale as it is planned in such a way that they will get reasonable returns.
Commenting on the role of NAFED in the scheme, he said, “They will be buying apples from the growers and traders, and simultaneously make the payment directly into their accounts through DBT. They will also be responsible for all issues related to marketing and transportation.”