Srinagar, Sep 10 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government will soon introduce a modern cold chain system for transportation of horticulture produce to terminal markets of the country.
The system envisaged improvement in quality and life of fruits so that it gets better price in the competitive market.
The state government would set up a modern Compressed Atmosphere Store (CAS) at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore for this purpose.
This was stated by the PHE, Irrigation, Flood Control and Horticulture Minister Mohammad Dilawar Mir.
He also said that an extension counter of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank would be opened in the vegetable and fruit market at Kulgam.
The Minister called upon the growers to export only A-grade fruits and segregate C-grade fruit under the Market Intervention Scheme.
He said the government would take all measures to enforce uniform freight rate for transportation of fruits from the Valley to other terminal markets of the country.
All possibilities would be explored to install a weigh-bridge near Lower Munda to check tax evasion and inconvenience caused to the fruit growers of the Valley at the Lakhanpur check-post.
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