State Government issues order for implementation of Market Intervention Scheme for Mango fruit in Himachal Pradesh. Under the Scheme 300 MT seedling varieties and 200 MT grafted varieties of mangoes will be procured at Rs. 4.60 per kg for seedling and Rs. 5.25 per kg for grafted mango varieties. Handling charges to the procurement agencies will be Rs. 1.30 per kg.
This scheme is being implemented from 1st July, 2011 to 15th August, 2011 and HPMC, HIMFED and HP Agro Industries Corporation had been made procurement agencies and scheme shall be implemented through 34 collection centres. More Centres can be opened keeping in view the demand of the fruit growers.
Ripe fruit shall be procured only from those card holder orchardists who have mango cultivation for 10 bighas or less land. No fruit will be procured from the contractors.