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Fresh fruits production up at 1.5 lakh tonnes in J&K

Fresh fruits production up at 1.5 lakh tonnes in J&K
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First Published: Sun, Jan 18 2009. 04 02 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Jan 18 2009. 04 02 PM IST
Srinagar: Fresh fruits production in Jammu and Kashmir rose marginally to 1.5 lakh tonnes during March-January this year from one lakh tonnes a year ago, fetching an income of Rs1,700 crore to the state.
Fresh fruit production has shot up in Kashmir to 1.5 metric tons during March-January, accruing an income of Rs1,700 crore, while production of dry fruits yielded an income of Rs300 crore per annum, Horticulture Department director Mohammad Shafi Qasba said on Sunday.
He said seven crore fresh fruit boxes are dispatched to various states of the country annually.
Under Technology Mission, Rs13 crore were spent on providing irrigation facilities in orchards, setting up of poly green houses and construction of cold storages, Qasba said.
He said under the special drive of plantation of fruits trees, 30 lakh fruit saplings were distributed among the orchardists on subsidised rates.
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First Published: Sun, Jan 18 2009. 04 02 PM IST