Thursday, 11 May 2017

Haryana to set up 140 pack houses for horticultural produce

Haryana to set up 140 pack houses for horticultural(बागवानी) produce

CHANDIGARH, MAY 10:  The Haryana government will set up 140 consolidated(समेकित) pack houses across the state for packing, storage, processing and marketing of vegetable and horticultural products on commercial and industrial level. The venture will be under the Rs. 510.54 crore horticultural village project. Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Abhilaksh Likhi, while informing this here today, said that 20,000 farmers of the state will be associated with the scheme. In the first phase, 10 different consolidated pack houses will be established as pilot centres to ensure successful implementation of the scheme, he said.

Union Food Processing Industries Department and National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management would serve as advisers, Likhi said.

He said that the horticultural village project had been formulated(तैयार) for three years from financial year 2017-18 to 2019-20, and would be financed by the Haryana government.

In the first phase in 2017-18, Rs. 100.41 crore would be spent under the scheme and 30 consolidated pack houses would be established, he added.

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