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APMC mandi set up in Himachal’s Kinnaur district

By: The Press Reporter News Service | Shimla |

October 17, 2020 7:43:46 pm


Apple growers from the district stated that they earlier needed to go to different locations comparable to Rampur, Narkanda, Shimla and Chandigarh to promote their fruits because of the absence of a mandi in Kinnaur. (Representational)

For the primary time, an agricultural produce market committee (APMC) mandi has been arrange in Kinnaur district. The APMC mandi has been established at Tapri village in Nichar tehsil, which lies alongside the Sutlej river on the outdated Hindustan-Tibet highway (nationwide freeway 5).

“The mandi began functioning round a month in the past, and apple growers from the district are coming right here to promote their produce this harvest season. Many merchants from different areas have arrived right here to purchase the apples. The footfall on the mandi is above our expectations,” stated Beer Singh, pradhan of Chagaon panchayat below which the mandi lies.

Apple growers from the district stated that they earlier needed to go to different locations comparable to Rampur, Narkanda, Shimla and Chandigarh to promote their fruits because of the absence of a mandi in Kinnaur.

Shubhash Chand, an apple grower from Duni, stated {that a} crate of apples (round 25 kilograms) from his space is fetching round Rs 1,100-1,200 on the mandi. “The dimensions of the fruit this 12 months is smaller however the yield is increased,” he stated.

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