J-K govt signs MoU with Go-Airlines for transportation of perishable fruits

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In a significant decision, the Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Department on Monday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with airline carrier Go-Airlines for transportation of perishable horticulture and agricultural produce to various destinations across the country.

The MoU was signed in presence of Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Horticulture departments, Navin Kumar Choudhary at the Civil Secretariat today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary said that this significant step will empower the fruit growers of Jammu and Kashmir and will increase their income as well as boost the rural economy. He added that it will also address the transportation hiccups for the horticulture produce, especially the highly perishable items like Cherry, Plum, Apricots etc.

Navin Choudhary further added that the goverment is also considering to provide some sort of financial support to fruit growers who will utilise this facility for transportation of horticulture and agricultural yield to outside J&K as well as the facility of refrigerated vans for which the decision could be taken by the government in couple of days.

Under this MoU, the airline will charge 24 rupees, 34 rupees, 47 rupees, 48 rupees and 50 rupees for transportation of perishable fruit produce from Jammu and Srinagar to Delhi, Mumbai/Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru respectively.

The growers can directly approach the airline and transport their produce at the said rates. Pertinently, the government had invited bids from airlines regarding this and the Go-Airlines was selected as it offered lowest rates per Kilogram for transportation of perishable fruit produce. (KNO)

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