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‘7 Lakh Families In J&K Will Benefit’

‘7 Lakh Families In J&K Will Benefit’
Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey
‘7 Lakh Families In J&K Will Benefit’
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2019-10-12T10:39:37+05:30

In September, when the Centre rolled out a plan to strengthen Jammu and Kas­hmir’s economy, it tasked the National Agricultural Cooperative Mar­keting Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) with procuring apples from the state, where its operations ceased in 1990-91 due to militancy. The Kashmir Valley contri­butes 2 million metric tonnes of apples out of the country’s total produce of 2.5 million tonnes. In an exc­lusive interview to Jyotika Sood, NAFED managing director Sanjeev Kumar Chadha reveals the cooperative’s plans for the state. Edited excerpts:

Can you brief us on NAFED’s apple pro­curement plans in Kashmir?

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