Thursday, November 12, 2020

50% air transport subsidy for fruits, veggies from northeast

Guwahati: The Union ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI) has announced 50% air transportation subsidy for 41 notified fruits and vegetables from northeastern and Himalayan states to any place in India under Operation Greens (TOP to TOTAL) Scheme as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

A statement from the ministry stated, “Airlines will provide the transport subsidy directly to the supplier/consignor/consignee/agent by way of charging only 50% of the actual contracted freight charges and will claim the balance 50% from MoFPI as subsidy. The scheme was approved and the amended scheme guidelines were notified on 02.11.2020.”

In relaxation of other conditions for Operation Greens (TOP to TOTAL) for transportation through airlines from eligible airports, all consignment of notified fruits and vegetables, irrespective of quantity and price, would be eligible for 50% freight subsidy.

The subsidy was earlier extended under Operation Greens Scheme for Kisan Rail Scheme from October 12 by which railways charge only 50% of freight charges on the notified fruits and vegetables.

Among the eligible crops are 21 fruits — mango, banana, guava, kiwi, litchi, mousambi, orange, kinnow, lime, lemon, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, jackfruit, apple, almond, aonla, passion fruit, pear, sweet potato and chikoo.

12/11/20 Prabin Kalita/Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment