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Navin Choudhary flags off vans carrying cherry fruit produce for airlifting

Last Updated on June 8, 2021 at 5:47 pm

Principal Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Horticulture departments, Navin Kumar Choudhary today flagged off the vans carrying Cherry produce of various sellers of Kashmir valley which will be subsequently airlifted to Delhi and Mumbai from Srinagar airport.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary said that it is the historic event for the horticulture sector of J&K and is a path breaking start for the marketing of perishable fruits and organic vegetables of J&K. He added that today almost five tons of perishable fruit produce will be airlifted to different cities like Mumbai and Delhi which will reach these destinations within hours.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Horticulture, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat said that under this scheme the Department will facilitate all the prospective sellers of cherry and other perishable fruit produce and will provide them suitable platform for selling their produce. He added that the sellers can contact their district horticulture offices and avail the benefits of this unique scheme.

The Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Department had recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with airline carrier Go-Airlines for transportation of perishable horticulture and agricultural produce to various destinations across the country.

Under this MoU, the airline will charge Rs. 24, Rs. 34, Rs. 47, Rs. 48 and Rs.50 for transportation of perishable fruit produce from Jammu and Srinagar to Delhi, Mumbai/Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru respectively.

Meanwhile, Navin Kumar Choudhary also inaugurated Advanced Centre for Horticulture Development at Rajbagh here.