Reviews progress of horticulture cold-chain infrastructure, CCTNS project
Jammu and Kashmir News
Chief Secretary J&K, Mr Iqbal Khandey also participated in the video conference.
The Prime Minister reviewed the implementation status of ‘cold chain, value addition and preservation infrastructure scheme for horticulture’ and ‘Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project’.
The Prime Minister called for rapid expansion of the cold-storage infrastructure in the States to reduce wastage of perishable agricultural and horticultural produce. He directed early completion of all sanctioned projects under the scheme. The Prime Minister also called for further improving the effectiveness of CCTNS across all Police Stations in the Country.
To encourage setting up Cold chain infrastructure from farm gate to the consumers, Union Ministry of Food Processing is implementing the Scheme of Cold Chain, value addition and preservation infrastructure.
Under the scheme integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure can be set up by entrepreneurs, cooperative societies, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), centre/state PSUs etc.
Jammu and Kashmir State projected a cold storage requirement of 4.21 Lakh MTs. Presently the cold storage availability in the State is just 0.517 Lakh MTs.
Under PRAGATI, Prime Minister conducts meetings with Union Secretaries and Chief Secretaries on monthly basis to address common man’s grievances besides monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of Government of India as well as important projects of State Governments.