December 14 : An official spokesman told here today that Government had approved Market Intervention Scheme for procurement of Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of citrus fruits like Kinnow, Malta, Sangtra and Galgal in the State for the year 2009-10.
He said that procurement rate of B Grade Kinnow, Malta, Sangtra would be Rs. 5.85 per kg while C Grade would be procured at Rs. 5.25 per kg. He said that other Galgal quality would be procured at Rs. 4.15 per kg.
He said that the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) had been made operational from 4th December, 2009 and it will continue till 15th February.
He said that HPMC, HIMFED and HPAIC would be the procurement agencies and under the scheme a maximum of 500 MT of Kinnow, Malta, Sangtra and 100 MT of Galgal fruits would be procured. He said that 52 collection centres would be opened under scheme.
He said that handling charges to the procurement agencies will be Rs. 2.65 per kg for Kinnow, Malta, Sangtra and Rs. one per kg for Galgal fruits and no separate charges would be payable for spoilage, interest charges, insurance and market fee etc. He said that the condition of procurement of 2.5% extra fruits from the farmers for transit losses would be applicable on last year pattern.