125 Collection Centres opened to procure apples in HP

Himachal government has opened 125 collection centres for procurement of ‘C’ grade apple under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) in the state which is likely to ensure remunerative prices to the apple growers nearer to their door steps.

A Horticulture Department spokesperson said that 117 collection centres were being opened in Shimla district, 7 in Mandi district and one in Chamba district which were being managed by HPMC and HIMFED and around 16 metric tonne of apple had been procured under MIS so far.

He added that 48.38 lakh apple boxes had been exported from the state to different markets till date.