Kashmir produces 14 lakh MT apple in 2009-2010
4 COLD STORES APPROVED: SHAM
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Jammu, Mar 23: Minister for Horticulture Sham Lal Sharma has said the government has approved establishment of four cold stores under RKVY in the State.
“The report from APEDA engaged for conducting a techno economic feasibility study for setting up of a cold storage chain in the state has been received,” he added.
This, according to an official statement, was stated by the Minister while replying to a question by A R Veeri in the Legislative Assembly here.
Giving details of apple production for last two years, the Minister said the total production of apples in the State during the year 2008-09 was 13.32 MTs, out of which 6.83 lakh MTs were exported outside the State.
Similarly, in 2009-10 the production of apples was 13.73 lakh MTs, out of which 7.50 lakh MTs were exported outside the State.
The Minister said that Horticulture Department (P&M) has no authority to fix freight charges for the carriage of fruits from the production areas to different destination in the country.
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