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Centre plans to procure 60% of apple grown in Kashmir directly from farmers

  • The Centre plans to procure nearly 60 per cent of the  estimated annual apple production in Jammu and  Kashmir from the farmers nearer their doorsteps.
  • The government has decided to directly buy around  13 lakh metric tonnes of apples from apple growers  in Jammu and Kashmir under the Direct Benefit  Transfer (DBT) scheme that offers direct transfer  subsidies to the bank account of individuals.