A spokesman of the State Government said that a decision had been taken to continue the Market Intervention Scheme for the year 2011-12 for procurement of citrus fruits like Kinnow, orange, Malta and Galgal. He said that the scheme would be operational from 3rd December, 2011 to 15th February, 2012.

He said that the procurement price for ‘B’ Grade Kinnow, Malta and Orange would be Rs. 5.85 per kg and for ‘C’ grade it would be Rs. 5.25 per kg. He said that the procurement price for galgal would be Rs. 4.15 per kg adding that Rs. 2.65 per kg and Rs. one per kg would be handling charges for Kinnow, Malta, Orange and for Galgal respectively.

Spokesman said that HPMC, HIMFED and H.P. Agro Industries Corporation would be the authorized agencies for procurement. He said that 54 procurement centres would be opened in the State which can be increased as per requirements.