CHANDIGARH: Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has appointed Punjab Agri Export Corporation (PAGREXCO) as State Implementing Agency for Kinnow crop below Operation Greens Scheme – TOP to TOTAL.
The spokesperson of Department of Food Processing, Punjab at present Informed this right here at present.
He mentioned that after persistent effort of the state authorities, MoFPI has included Kinnow within the record of designated crops below the mentioned scheme. Earlier the scheme was restricted to 3 crops – Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) and now MoFPI has included many vegatables and fruits and therefore the identify of the scheme is TOTAL. The scheme is the a part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
The Food Processors, FPO/FPC, Co-operative Societies, Individual farmers, Licensed Commission Agents, Exporters, State Marketing/Co- operative Federations, Retailers and others engaged in processing/ advertising and marketing of Kinnow could be entitled for help below the scheme.
The beneficiaries would get 50 % subsidy in the direction of price of transportation and/or storage of Kinnow. The goal of intervention is to guard growers of Kinnow from making misery sale as a consequence of lockdown, and to cut back publish harvest losses.
PAGREXCO has invited eligible beneficiaries to come back up for taking the good thing about the scheme by registering and submitting required paperwork on the web site of Punjab Agro (PAIC) or depositing the identical with the Kinnow Waxing & Grading Centres of PAGREXCO at village Badal (Sri Muktsar Sahib), Sito Guno (Fazilka) and Kangmai (Hoshiarpur). More info may very well be taken from PAGREXCO. The scheme would show boon for Kinnow growers of the state.