Jammu

Fruit, Vegetable Mandis in JK to get CAS facility: Basharat Bukhari

JAMMU: The Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari today informed the Legislative Assembly that the Horticulture Department is going to establish Controlled Atmosphere Storage (CAS) facility in all Fruit and Vegetable Mandis of the State in a phased manner.

Replying to a question by Mohammad Khalil Band, the Minister said Pulwama Fruit Mandi, involving a cost of Rs 2.61 crore with all components envisaged in the DPR, has been completed and made functional in 2007.

The Minister said that the additional developmental works have also been carried out in Pulwama Mandi over the years.

The cumulative expenditure incurred on Pulwama Mandi till March 2017 was Rs 4.55 Crore. He said that during the current financial year an amount of Rs. 9.50 lakh has been released for completing pending developmental works of lavatory block; DG shed and chain link fencing.

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