Yesterday, Principal Secretary Navin Kumar Choudhary from the Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Horticulture departments, flagged off the trucks Kashmir valley cherries, which will be subsequently be airlifted to Delhi and Mumbai, from Srinagar airport.
Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary said that it is the historic event for the horticulture sector of J&K and is a groundbreaking start for the marketing of perishable fruits and organic vegetables of J&K. Almost five tons of perishable fruit produce will be airlifted to different cities - like Mumbai and Delhi – and these will reach their destinations within hours.
Navin Choudhary further 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 problems for horticultural produce, particularly highly perishable items like cherries, plums, apricots, etc.