Kerala

Horticorp to procure vegetables

They will be sold through 100 Horticorp outlets, 200 franchises

Steps are being taken to procure vegetables and fruits from farmers in the State to ensure adequate availability during the lockdown period, Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar has said.

The vegetables and fruits will be sold through 100 outlets of the Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (Horticorp) and 200 franchises.

The vegetables procured in this manner will also be supplied to community kitchens opened across the State and institutions under the Social Justice Department, the Minister said.

Mangoes and pineapples

As part of the initiative, the Horticorp has been directed to procure 20 tonnes of pineapple from Vazhakkulam and five tonnes of mango from Muthalamada.

The government agency will also procure Nendran banana from farmers in Wayanad.

The Agriculture Department is taking steps to supply vegetables and fruits to the public through online platforms.

In Thiruvananthapuram, the Horticorp has also announced measures to supply vegetables through residents’ associations.

The department has also formed a crisis management cell for monitoring the procurement and availability of agricultural produce in the State.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 27, 2020 3:40:10 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/horticorp-to-procure-vegetables/article31200660.ece

Next Story