Shimla, Jul 4 UNI | 21 days ago

The Himachal Pradesh Government has notified the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for mango fruits for 2014.

A government spokesperson informed media here today that the procurement price for grafted mango varieties would be Rs 6.50 per kg and Rs. 5.50 per kg for seedling mango varieties.

The spokesperson also said 300 MT of seedling mango and 200 MT of grafted mango would be procured under the scheme and added that the procurement of mango under MIS had already been started from July 1 and would last upto August 15.

The spokesperson said procurement would be done through HPMC and HIMFED in crates and these agencies would be allowed handling charges at Rs 1.30 per kg. Under the scheme, 2.5 per cent extra fruit will be procured from the farmers keeping in view of the evapo-transpiration and respiration losses during the procurement and handling operations.

A total 34 fruit collection centres were proposed to be opened under the Scheme, the spokesperson said, adding that the fruit would be procured only from those farmers/orchardists who possess horticulture card and who own 10 bighas or less land under mango cultivation.

(Posted on 04-07-2014)