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JIT headed by Dir Horti Kashmir inspects CA Stores at Lassipora

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SRINAGAR: A Joint Inspection Team (JIT) headed by the Director Horticulture Kashmir, G. R. Mir, today visited Lassipora Pulwama and inspected CA Stores viz. Safe Trading Corporation and Alpine Agro Fresh Pvt. Ltd. and reviewed their functioning.

This was the first visit of JIT to these CA Stores after the projects were approved by the Empowered Monitoring Committee (EMC)

The other members of the committee included Deputy Director Horticulture Kashmir, Chief Canning Instructor Kashmir, Chief Horticulture Officer Pulwama, and Ex. Engineer Horticulture Planning and Marketing Anantnag.

Speaking on the occasion Director said that Department is committed to strengthening the post-harvest infrastructure in the valley and is exploring every opportunity to have the infrastructures like CA stores, Grading and Packing lines, Processing Units, etc., developed across the Valley and best services are provided by these to the orchardists.

He further added that currently, we have significantly low CA Storage capacity when compared to the annual production which results in distressed sales. He enjoined upon the entrepreneurs to come forward and set up the CA Store and other post-harvest units and the department will provide every possible help.

Director Horticulture further said that improved post-harvest infrastructure like CA Stores will help in keeping the Kashmiri apple in the market round the year and farmers will get good returns for their produce.

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