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JAMMU: What could be termed as a shot in arm for farmers of J&K, the Centre has brought majority of fruits and vegetables grown in Jammu under a fresh initiative of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
With this significant step a most all fruits and vegetables in J&K are covered under the ‘Operation Green’s TOP to TOTAL’ scheme.
The announcement of new initiative is aimed at to support farmers of Fruits and Vegetables under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan in order to prevent distress sales, Price stabilization interventions under Central Sector Scheme- “Operation Greens” which has been extended-from Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) to all notified fruits and vegetables (TOTAL) for a period of six months on pilot basis.
The fruits and vegetables notified in J&K are Apple, Almond, Pear, Capsicum, Carrot, Cucumber, Okra, Orange , Kinnow and Lemon.
Under the scheme the Union Food Processing Industries Ministry will provide subsidy @ 50% of the cost of transportation of notified crops from production clusters to consumption centres and/or the cost of hiring of appropriate storage facilities for a period of up to 3 months for notified crops, if the price of the crop falls below the average price of last three years or 15% below the last year’s price.