Managing Director HPMC, Madan Chauhan, said here today that Controlled Atmosphere Stores had been set up at Gumma and Jarol Tikkar of Shimla district to facilitate the fruit growers of the area for storing the apple crop. He said that interested growers can contact for availing the facility on Phone No. 0177-2623835.

He said that the store had been set up with a view to keep the apple crop for longer period of time so that the growers could sell the same as per the market trends for getting higher remunerative prices. He said that such cold stores had also been set up at Parwanoo to facilitate the farmers.