Modi government planning to uplift the apple growers of Kashmir

Sep 12 2019 02:11 PM
Modi government planning to uplift the apple growers of Kashmir

New Delhi: After the abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Modi government is taking new steps for prosperity in the state. Now the Modi government has taken important steps to benefit the apple growing farmers in the state, under which it has been decided that the government will buy 12 lakh metric tons of apples directly from the farmers of Kashmir. This will directly benefit the apple growers for about 2000 crores.

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Indeed, a special market price intervention scheme for apple growers has been announced. The government has decided that 12 lakh metric tons of apples will be purchased directly from the farmers of Kashmir and the crop amount will be directly deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. That is, now farmers will get rid of middlemen and farmers will get the direct benefit of their crop.

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This will benefit apple growers by about Rs 2,000 crore. Apart from this, it has also been decided by the Modi government that an investment of Rs 8000 crore will also be made to increase the income of the nuts and apple farmers and traders. So that apple and dry fruits can be promoted in the valley and their standard of living can be improved.

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