MIS approved for procurement of apple
SHIMLA---- The state government has given approval to implement Government Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for procurement of apple in the state during the year 2019.
This scheme will be implemented in the State with effect from 20 July, 2019 to 31 October, 2019.
The scheme will be implemented for procurement of 1,47,919 M.T. apple for which procurement price will be Rs. 8.00 per kg and handling charges will be Rs. 2.75 per kg, while assumed sale realization will be Rs. 3.50 per kg.
Under the scheme, 279 procurement centres will be opened as per demand of the fruit growers out of which, 162 collection centres will be opened and operated by the HPMC and 117 by the HIMFED by their own staff for which funds amounting to Rs. 258.46 lakh (Rs. 152.28 lakh for HPMC and Rs. 106.18 lakh for HIMFED) will be provided by the government.
The fruits would be procured in 35 kg gunny bags with 2.5 percent more fruits in view of evapo -transpiration and respiration losses.
Only apple having diameter above 51 mm will be procured/accepted under the scheme. Fruit having punctured skin or bird eaten/damaged would not be accepted. Fruit infested with insects/pests and fungal diseases including scab, ethral sprayed, immature/over mature or over ripe and severely bruised fruit would also not be accepted. However, fruits having slight hail damage, slight bruising, russeting and misshapen fruit will be accepted.